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Of or pertaining to reason or other intellectual functions.
[G. dia, through, + noeō, to think]
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It is through their shared dianoetic laugh, an expression of what I construe as a similarly conceived dark humor, that this resistance can be evinced.
Jacobsen and Mueller state that the dianoetic laugh is directed primarily against the mysterious, malignant outer forces, although the immediate victim of that laugh is the human being who suffers (The Testament of Samuel Beckett 92).
I focus on the role of the Leopardian dianoetic laugh, which, I argue, opens a paradoxical in-between space for the infinite movement of desire.
What Freud has to say about humor, and particularly the drives at its core, deserves specific attention in relation to Leopardi's and Beckett's dianoetic laugh.
Freud's second revised version of humor, analyzed in its intriguing aspects from a Lacanian perspective, comes conceptually close to the humor expressed by Leopardi's and Beckett's dianoetic laugh.
Rather than the humor smokescreen, however, the attenuation of this pain is possible, I argue, through the Leopardian dianoetic laugh that, while laughing at human suffering, concomitantly resorts to the stormy depths of the imagination.
Counterpoising the Hobbesian echoes of superiority theory in his excerpts about humor, in May 1825 Leopardi gives expression to his dianoetic laugh: "quanto piu l'uomo cresce ...
Both men and women possess the dianoetic soul-principle, which distinguishes human beings from other animals, yet neither deserves special credit for its presence in the procreation of offspring.
As Cornford notes, the contrast between the one poetic image and the rest of the conversation highlights its plain, prosaic character.(41) Some commentators argue that the concentration of arguments to the exclusion of image testifies to the purely philosophical character of the dialogue--indeed, that it provides an example of the dianoetic investigations of the pure ideas Socrates associates with the topmost part of the divided line in the famous image in book 6 of the Republic.(42) I suggest, on the contrary, that the organization and form of the dialogue reflects on the defective character of Parmenides' own work--both poetic and philosophical.
Of the two images, one is more materialistic than the other, and together they point to the difference between aesthetic soul and dianoetic soul.
Since the bonding that occurs after alphabetization occurs only perceptually, Socrates implicitly raises the question whether there is a dianoetic bond of the smear.