%A Varol Akman %J Journal of Pragmatics %T Relating to Ken Kesey's Wise Man %X 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. %N 4 %K Irony, Metaphysics, Stories, `What is said' %P 485-489 %E Jacob L. Mey %V 32 %D 2000 %I Elsevier %L cogprints959