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The Philosophy of laughter and humor

Author: John Morreall
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1987.
Series: SUNY series in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philosophy of laughter and humor.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)569449739
Online version:
Philosophy of laughter and humor.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)607749734
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Morreall
ISBN: 0887063268 9780887063268 0887063276 9780887063275
OCLC Number: 14068483
Description: xi, 270 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt 1: Traditional theories of laughter and humor Plato --
Aristotle --
Cicero --
Thomas Hobbes --
René Descartes --
Francis Hutcheson --
David Hartley --
Immanuel Kant --
Arthur Schopenhauer --
William Hazlitt --
Søren Kierkegaard --
George Santayana --
Herbert Spencer --
Sigmund Freud --
Henri Bergson --
Pt 2: Contemporary theories of laughter and humor --
A new theory of laughter / John Morreall --
Humor and incongruity / Michael Clark --
Laughter / Roger Scruton --
Humor and aesthetic enjoyment of incongruities / Mike W. Martin --
Pt 3: Amusement and other mental states --
Funny ha-ha, funny strange, and other reactions to incongruity / John Morreall --
Seven reasons why amusement is an emotion / Robert Sharpe --
Humor and emotion / John Morreall --
Pt 4: The ethics of laughter and humor --
When is it wrong to laugh? / Ronald de Sousa --
The complicity of humor : the life and death of Sambo / Joseph Boskin.
Series Title: SUNY series in philosophy.
Responsibility: John Morreall, editor.

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