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The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: John Morreall
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Suny Press

This book assesses the adequacy of the traditional theories of laughter and humor, suggests revised theories, and explores such areas as the aesthetics and ethics of humor, and the relation of amusement to other mental states. Theories of laughter and humor originated in ancient times with the view that laughter
Comic Relief
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: John Morreall
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-24 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor develops an inclusive theory that integrates psychological, aesthetic, and ethical issues relating to humor Offers an enlightening and accessible foray into the serious business of humor Reveals how standard theories of humor fail to explain its true nature and actually support traditional prejudices
The Philosophy of Humour
Language: en
Pages: 138
Authors: Paul McDonald
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-01 - Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

Comic novelist and critic Paul McDonald explores the philosophy of humour in a book that will appeal to philosophers and creative writers alike. One aim of this book is to assess theories of humour and laughter. It concentrates mainly on philosophical approaches to humour- including those of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero,
Humour: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Noël Carroll
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-23 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Humour has been discovered in every known human culture and thinkers have discussed it for over two thousand years. Humour can serve many functions; it can be used to relieve stress, to promote goodwill among strangers, to dissipate tension within a fractious group, to display intelligence, and some have even
A Philosophy of Humour
Language: en
Pages: 133
Authors: Alan Roberts
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-13 - Publisher: Springer

Humour is a funny thing - everyone knows it but no-one knows what it is. This book addresses the question 'What is humour?' by first untangling the definitions of humour, amusement and funniness before then providing a new theory of humour which draws upon recent research in philosophy, psychology, linguistics