Kierkegaard Irony

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However, from our reading of Kierkegaard's The Concept of Irony, we know that such a view of irony as having an affirming side was present in that book. In this respect, it could be argued that Kierkegaard over-critized his dissertation as he was eager to distance himself from his Hegelian past. In any case, we can think of our seeing of the empty space over Napoleon’s grave as the pictorial equivalent of aporia. The regular lines of the landscape, that is, our pretense, are interrupted and our eyes have nowhere to go in terms of forming a coherent picture: we find no poros, to go on forming the vision of a landscape just as we did a moment ago. Then, Napoleon figure appears and we find a way out of this condition – and this is our epiphanic
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