Stupidity (Paperback)

By Avital Ronell

University of Illinois Press, 9780252071270, 376pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 2002



In Stupidity Avital Ronell explores the fading empire of cognition, modulating stupidity into idiocy, puerility, and the figure of the ridiculous philosopher instituted by Kant. Drawing on a range of writers including Dostoevsky, Schlegel, Musil, and Wordsworth, Stupidity investigates ignorance, dumbfoundedness, and the limits of reason.