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DOI 10.12887/34-2021-1-133-09

Marcin T. Zdrenka, A Play of Silly Guises: How Not to Study and Not to Describe Foolishness

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The article is based on a short review of the most recent, primarily Polish, literature on foolishness. Although not comprehensive, the list of described studies makes it possible to identify four types of scholarly approach to foolishness, or four types of texts in which foolishness is discussed: (1) ‘encyclopedic’ works, (2) studies which only apparently address foolishness, (3) texts in which foolishness is used as a rhetorical weapon, and (4) works whose authors attempt to ‘domesticate’ foolishness. On the basis of his analysis, the author formulates four warnings which, while increasing our vigilance against foolishness, will not ultimately protect us against it.

Keywords: foolishness, morosophy, encyclopedia, rhetoric, non-specific character of foolishness, warning

Contact: Department of History of Philosophy, Systematic Philosophy, and Ethics, Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University, ul. Fosa Staromiejska 1a, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
E-mail: Marcin.Zdrenka@umk.pl
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  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. e-ISSN 2720-5355
  3. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 100.00
  4. Quarterly “Ethos” is indexed by the following databases: EBSCO, CEEOL, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017: 55.26), Philosopher’s Index, ERIH Plus.
  5. DOI Prefix 10.12887