Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor

Wiley-Blackwell (2009)
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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 against humor as being antisocial, irrational, and foolish Argues that humor’s benefits overlap significantly with those of philosophy Includes a foreword by Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker
Keywords Wit and humor Philosophy
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Call number PN6149.P5.M67 2009
ISBN(s) 9781405196123   1405196122
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