Irony, Paradox, & Reductio ad Absurdum:
Selected Online Sources

Compiled by Ralph Dumain


Bredin, Hugh. Ironies and Paradoxes. Paper presented at the 20th World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, 10-16 August 1998.

Brooks, Cleanth. “The Language of Paradox,” in The Well-Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry (1947) (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1975), pp. 3-21. Also at Google Books.

Jansen, Henrike. “Common Ground, Argument Form and Analogical Reductio ad Absurdum,” in H.V. Hansen, et al. (Eds.), Dissensus and the Search for Common Ground (Windsor, ON: OSSA, 2007), CD-ROM, pp. 1-10.

Jansen, Henrike. “Refuting a Standpoint by Appealing to Its Outcomes: Reductio ad Absurdum vs. Argument from Consequences,” Informal Logic, vol. 27, no. 3 (2007), pp. 249-266.

Kaufer, David S.; Neuwirth, Christine M. “The Irony Game: Assessing a Writer’s Adaptation to an Opponent,” JAC / Journal of Advanced Composition, volume 2, issue 1/2, 1981, pp. 89-101.

Paradox (literature) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Paulos, John Allen. Mathematics and Humor. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1980.

1 Mathematics and Humor 1
2 Axioms, Levels, and Iteration 19
3 Self-Reference and Paradox 41
4 Humor, Grammar, and Philosophy 57
5 A Catastrophe Theory Model of Jokes and Humor 75
6 Odds and the End 101
References 109
Index 113

See also:

Humor, Irony, & Catastrophe Theory: Notes

John Allen Paulos (Paulos web site)

Szabados, Béla. Hypocrisy: Ethical Investigations. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2004. See Part V: Irony, Hypocrisy, and Socrates, pp. 287-334.


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