The Laughing Philosopher [Debate]

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To be taken seriously is an accolade for the thinker. But from Nietzsche to Derrida, big ideas have been expressed through irony, satire and jest. Might comedy be the best and perhaps only way to convey some truths, or is truth never a laughing matter?

The Panel

Philosopher Julian Baggini, stand-up comedian Katie Brand and continental philosopher John Ó Maoilearca debate the nature of comedy and reality.

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