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Philosophy as Farce, or Farce as Philosophy

  • Roy W. Perrett (a1)
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1 Tom Stoppard, Jumpers (London: Faber & Faber, 1972). All page references to the play are to this edition.

2 Jonathan Bennett, ‘Philosophy and Mr Stoppard’, Philosophy 50, No. 191 (January 1975), 5 18; Henning Jensen, ‘Jonathan Bennett and Mr Stoppard’, Philosophy 52, No. 200 (April 1977), 214217.

3 Ronald Hayman, Tom Stoppard (London: Heinemann, 1977), 137.

4 Ibid.8.

5 Ibid. 140.

6 Norman Malcolm, Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Memoir (London: Oxford University Prees, 1958, 29.

7 Op. cit note 3, 7.

8 Ibid. 10.

9 Appositely Ionesco himself has acknowledged the justice of critics’ comparison of his plots with the classic farces of Feydeau: see Jessica Milner Davis, Farce (London: Methuen, 1978), 98.

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