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date: 07 March 2021

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This chapter examines Soren Kierkegaard's thoughts about the concept of irony. It provides an overview of the different forms of irony in Kierkegaard's work and evaluates how the pervasive negativity of irony plays different roles in different contexts. The chapter analyses how Kierkegaard understood irony as a rhetorical tool and how he used it throughout his authorship, suggesting that most of his discourses about irony can be found in and .

Keywords: Soren Kierkegaard, irony, rhetorical tool, authorship, Concept of Irony, Concluding Unscientific Postscript

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