Hug T. (2015) Towards a Delightful Critique of Pure Reason. Constructivist Foundations 10(3): 414–416. https://cepa.info/2167
Towards a Delightful Critique of Pure Reason.
Constructivist Foundations 10(3): 414–416.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/2167
Open peer commentary on the article “Amusement, Delight, and Whimsy: Humor Has Its Reasons that Reason Cannot Ignore” by Edith K. Ackermann. Upshot: Ackermann’s target article strikes a chord by thinking together oblique and rational aspects of knowing in constructivism. Her target article points out uses of humor and various ways of making sense of our experience that have been underestimated in constructivist discourse. While I can agree on the main lines of her argument, I want to argue for further differentiation and clarification with respect to some historic and systematic aspects.