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By Ramona Cormier, Shannon Dubose, James K. Feibleman, John D. Glenn Jr., Harold N. Lee, Marian L. Pauson, Louise N. Roberts, John Sallis (auth.)

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And, if so, how is the unity here determined? Quidam, the diarist of Stages on Lite's Way, provides an answer to these questions: If in accordance with one of Plato's interpretations we ingeniously explain Socrates as the unity of the comic and the tragic, it is quite right, but the query remains, Wherein does this unity consist? It cannot be a question of a new kind of poetry or anything of that sort; no, the unity consists in seriousness. Socrates then was the most serious man in Greece .... (H)is comic sense was precisely as great as his ethical pathos; his seriousness was hidden in jest, hence he had freedom in it ....

KIERKEGAARD ON THE UNITY OF COMEDY AND TRAGEDY 51 found a new foothold (Kierkegaard sometimes refers to a "new immediacy") in a positive relation to the ethical ideal. Nevertheless, the attempt to renounce the immediacy and finitude in which one is involved entails suffering, and hence has its tragic aspects. In this way, then, the irony of the ethicist unites the comic and the tragic; his vis comica enables him to relativize immediacy and finitude, while with the seriousness of the tragic he takes up the task of resignation and of fulfilling the requirement of the ethical.

The philosophy in either case only provides the background, for art is a personal product. It is more of a personal product than science, for instance. If one scientist had not discovered a particular law, another would have; and the occurrence of simultaneous discoveries in science is very common. But if Homer had not written The Iliad, Shakespeare Hamlet or Mozart the Requiem Mass, it is extremely doubtful whether these masterpieces would have been written. In this highly individual sense art is a power drive which puts us into immediate contact with possible worlds by symbolizing some of the alternative arrangements of the elements of this actual world.

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