In praise of comedy: a study in its theory and practice

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Russell & Russell, 1962 - Literary Criticism - 284 pages

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Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1904, James Feibleman is a prolific author who has published nearly 50 books of poetry, novels, autobiography, but mostly serious philosophy. He attended the University of Virginia for several years, but did not graduate. From 1925 to 1929, Feibleman was the assistant manager of a department store. He then resumed his education in Europe during the 1930s. During World War II, Feibleman was a professor of English at Tulane University, later becoming chair of the department of philosophy from 1952 to 1969. His major endeavor was formulating a system of philosophy that rested on the ontological foundations of realism harking back to Plato the idea that there is an a priori argument for existence but that incorporated modern science. The outline of Feibleman's system was expounded in his massive Ontology (1951) but was elaborated in a number of volumes in special areas such as aesthetics, ethics, political philosophy, and legal philosophy. Feibleman also published several books on popular philosophy. In addition to his active career in philosophy, Feibleman was a successful businessman. From 1930 until 1954, he was vice president and general manager of James K. Feibleman Realty Company. He was a major partner in the Leopold Investment Company (1954-1971).

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