@misc{cogprints959, volume = {32}, number = {4}, author = {Varol Akman}, editor = {Jacob L. Mey}, title = {Relating to Ken Kesey's Wise Man}, publisher = {Elsevier}, year = {2000}, journal = {Journal of Pragmatics}, pages = {485--489}, keywords = {Irony, Metaphysics, Stories, `What is said'}, url = {http://cogprints.org/959/}, abstract = {We take a parable (told by Ken Kesey) and exhibit how it achieves its sublime effect through a sequence of weak implicatures. Interestingly, the implicatures turn out to allude to Richard Rorty's renowned distinction between metaphysicians and ironists.} }