Laughter: An Essay on The Meaning of the Comic

Laughter: An Essay on The Meaning of the Comic

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by Henri Bergson
     
 

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Laughter
An Essay on The Meaning of the Comic

By Henri Bergson

Bergson begins to note three facts on the comic:

1, the comic is strictly a human phenomenon. A landscape cannot be a source of laughter, and when humans make fun of animals, it is often because they recognize some human behaviour in them. Man is not only a being that can laugh, but also a

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Laughter
An Essay on The Meaning of the Comic

By Henri Bergson

Bergson begins to note three facts on the comic:

1, the comic is strictly a human phenomenon. A landscape cannot be a source of laughter, and when humans make fun of animals, it is often because they recognize some human behaviour in them. Man is not only a being that can laugh, but also a being that is a source of laughter.

2, laughter requires an indifference, a detachment from sensibility and emotion: it is more difficult to laugh when one is fully aware of the seriousness of a situation.

3, it is difficult to laugh alone, it is easier to laugh collectively. One who is excluded from a group of people does not laugh with them, there is often a complicity in laughter. Thus the comic is not a mere pleasure of the intellect, it is a human and social activity, it has a social meaning.

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ISBN-13:
9781484170922
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/20/2013
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting collection of essays.