Truly funny: Humor, irony, and satire as moral criticism

Journal of Aesthetic Education 45 (1):1-17 (2011)
Abstract
Comparatively speaking, philosophy has not been especially long-winded in attempting to answer questions about what is funny and why we should think so. There is the standard debate of many centuries’ standing between superiority and incongruity accounts of humor, which for the most part attempt to identify the intentional objects of our amusement.1 There is the more recent debate about humor and morality, about whether jokes themselves may be regarded as immoral or about whether it can in certain circumstances be wrong to laugh.2 There is even apparently some disagreement about whether amusement is an emotion proper or a different kind of psychological attitude altogether. While I have almost despite myself taken ..
Keywords humor  amusement  jokes
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DOI 10.1353/jae.2011.0003
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