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  1. Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor.John Morreall - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    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.
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    Taking Laughter Seriously.John Morreall - 1983 - State University of New York Press.
    "The book's qualities are, first, its scope and persuasiveness. The whole book demonstrates the seriousness of humor and its central place in human life. I know of no comparable work.
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  3. The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor.John Morreall (ed.) - 1986 - State University of New York 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 is an expression of feelings of superiority over another person. This superiority theory was held by Plato, Aristotle, and Hobbes. Another aspect of laughter, noted by Aristotle and Cicero and neglected (...)
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  4. Enjoying Negative Emotions in Fictions.John Morreall - 1985 - Philosophy and Literature 9 (1):95-103.
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  5. The Justifiability of Violent Civil Disobedience.John Morreall - 1976 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):35 - 47.
    In most discussions of civil disobedience, certain characteristics are offered as essential to an act of justifiable civil disobedience, or sometimes to any act of civil disobedience. Among these one of the most frequently mentioned is nonviolence. Some thinkers, like Bedau and Wasserstrom, require an act to be nonviolent before they will even count it as an act of civil disobedience; the very concept for them includes the notion of nonviolence. Others, like Stuart Brown, Rex Martin and Michael Bayles, admit (...)
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    Fear Without Belief.John Morreall - 1993 - Journal of Philosophy 90 (7):359-366.
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  7. A New Theory of Laughter.John Morreall - 1982 - Philosophical Studies 42 (2):243 - 254.
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  8. Humor, Philosophy and Education.John Morreall - 2014 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 46 (2):1-12.
    This article begins by examining the bad reputation humor traditionally had in philosophy and education. Two of the main charges against humor—that it is hostile and irresponsible—are linked to the Superiority Theory. That theory is critiqued and two other theories of laughter are presented—the Relief Theory and the Incongruity Theory. In the Relief Theory, laughter is a release of pent-up nervous energy. In the Incongruity Theory, humor is the enjoyment of something that violates ordinary mental patterns and expectations. The development (...)
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  9. Cuteness.John Morreall - 1991 - British Journal of Aesthetics 31 (1):39-47.
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  10. Hume's Missing Shade of Blue.John Morreall - 1982 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 42 (3):407-415.
  11. Humour and the Conduct of Politics.John Morreall - 2005 - In Sharon Lockyer & Michael Pickering (eds.), Beyond a Joke: The Limits of Humour. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 63--78.
     
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    God as Self-Explanatory.John Morreall - 1980 - Philosophical Quarterly 30 (120):206-214.
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    The Rejection of Humor in Western Thought.John Morreall - 1989 - Philosophy East and West 39 (3):243-265.
    I examine three main objections to humor in western thought--That humor is hostile, That it is irrational, And that it is irresponsible. None of these, I show, Is a valid general objection to humor. I then explore some of the values of humor overlooked in western thought, Especially the way it gets us to see things in new ways and liberates us from practical concern. I contrast the western rejection of humor with the embracing of humor in zen, Showing the (...)
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  14. The Myth of the Omniscient Narrator.John Morreall - 1994 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 52 (4):429-435.
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    The Aseity of God in St. Anselm.John Morreall - 1984 - Sophia 23 (3):35-44.
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    The Good, the Bad, and the Funny: An Ethics of Humor.John Morreall - 2020 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 58 (4):632-647.
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    Aldrich and Aesthetic Perception.John S. Morreall - 1977 - British Journal of Aesthetics 17 (3):275-280.
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    The Comic Vision of Life.John Morreall - 2014 - British Journal of Aesthetics 54 (2):125-140.
    Tragedy has traditionally been ranked higher than comedy, and critics often valorize the ‘tragic vision of life’. Using twenty contrasts between tragedy and comedy, I argue that there is a ‘comic vision of life’ which is superior to the tragic vision, especially in the post-heroic era in which we live.
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  19. James W. Forrester, Why You Should: The Pragmatics of Deontic Speech. [REVIEW]John Morreall - 1990 - Philosophy in Review 10:16-19.
     
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  20. Of Marsupials and Men: Thought Experiment on Abortion.John Morreall - 1981 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 16 (37):7.
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  21. Persons.John Morreall - 1981 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 28:414-416.
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  22. Richard A. Watson, The Philosopher's Joke. [REVIEW]John Morreall - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11:312-314.
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  23. Ronald Englefield, Critique of Pure Verbiage. [REVIEW]John Morreall - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11:312-314.
  24. Richard Kuhns, Tragedy: Contradiction and Repression.John Morreall - 1993 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 51 (3):521-524.
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  25. Reason, Truth and History.John Morreall - 1984 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30:388-390.
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  26. Size, Shape, Seeing, and Sense-Data.John Morreall - 1978 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 9 (3):101-112.
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  27. Waldeck, Peter B. Weighing Delight and Dole: A Study of Comedy, Tragedy and Anxiety.John Morreall - 1991 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 49 (1):96-97.
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    Smooth Replicas.John Morreall - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 38 (July):101-103.
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    It’s a Funny Thing, Humor.John Morreall - 2020 - The Philosophy of Humor Yearbook 1 (1):33-48.
    This article reflects on the oddness of humor and laughter as human behaviors. It argues against classifying humorous amusement as an emotion by contrasting amusement with standard emotions. It then examines amusement as a kind of pleasure, specifically, the enjoyment of psychological shifts. It argues that humor evolved from mock-aggressive play in pre-human apes, with laughter serving as a play signal. Understanding humor as play not only helps explain laughter but also clarifies issues in the ethics of humor, such as (...)
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    The Contingency Of Cuteness: A REPLY TO SANDERS.John Morreall - 1993 - British Journal of Aesthetics 33 (3):283-285.
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    Divine Simplicity and Divine Properties.John Morreall - 1978 - Journal of Critical Analysis 7 (2):67-70.
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    Size, Shape, Seeing, and Sense-Data.John Morreall - 1978 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 9 (3):101-112.
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    Kitsch and Aesthetic Education.John Morreall - 1989 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 23 (4):63.
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    Penelhum’s Replica Objection.John S. Morreall - 1976 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 25:86-102.
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    Persons.John Morreall - 1981 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 28:414-416.
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    Review of Vittorio Hsle, Woody Allen: An Essay on the Nature of the Comical[REVIEW]John Morreall - 2007 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (8).
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    Illuminating Dance: Philosophical Explorations.John Morreall - 1986 - Process Studies 15 (2):140-141.
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    Review Section.John Morreall & Iris Marion Young - 1985 - Human Studies 8 (4):393-401.
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  39. Richard A. Watson, The Philosopher's Joke Reviewed By.John Morreall - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11 (5):312-314.
     
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    Reason, Truth and History.John Morreall - 1984 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30:388-390.
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  41. Ronald Englefield, Critique of Pure Verbiage Reviewed By.John Morreall - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11 (5):312-314.
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    Varieties of Affect.John Morreall - 1994 - International Studies in Philosophy 26 (1):94-95.
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    The Philosopher as Teacher Humor and Philosophy.John Morreall - 1984 - Metaphilosophy 15 (3-4):305-317.
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    My Body, My Memory and Me.John Morreall - 1981 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 28:221-228.
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    Illuminating Dance: Philosophical Explorations. [REVIEW]John Morreall - 1986 - Process Studies 15 (2):140-141.
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    Music and Aesthetics in the Eighteenth and Early-Nineteenth Centuries.John Morreall - 1984 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30:328-329.
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    My Body, My Memory and Me.John Morreall - 1981 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 28:221-228.
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    Laughter, Suddenness, and Pleasure.John Morreall - 1984 - Dialogue 23 (4):689-694.
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  49. James W. Forrester, Why You Should: The Pragmatics of Deontic Speech Reviewed By.John Morreall - 1990 - Philosophy in Review 10 (1):16-19.
     
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    Humor and Aesthetic Education.John Morreall - 1981 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 15 (1):55.
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