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From Absurdity to Zen

The Wit and Wisdom of Roberta Kevelson

William Pencak and Cindy Palecek

From Absurdity to Zen is the first published introduction to the thought of Roberta Kevelson (1931-1998), late Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University and a leading semiotician and scholar of Charles S. Peirce. It also includes a selection of the sparkling aphorisms with which she punctuated her many books and articles, «From Absurdity to Zen», as well as an interview with Professor Kevelson from November 1996. Chance, paradox, and human freedom lay at the core of her wide-ranging scholarship on law, aesthetics, pragmatism, and creativity.