On Humour

On Humour

by Simon Critchley
     
 

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Does humour make us human, or do the cats and dogs laugh along with us? On Humour is a fascinating, beautifully written and funny book on what humour can tell us about being human. Simon Critchley skilfully probes some of the most perennial but least understood aspects of humour, such as our tendency to laugh at animals and our bodies, why we mock death withSee more details below

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Does humour make us human, or do the cats and dogs laugh along with us? On Humour is a fascinating, beautifully written and funny book on what humour can tell us about being human. Simon Critchley skilfully probes some of the most perennial but least understood aspects of humour, such as our tendency to laugh at animals and our bodies, why we mock death with comedy and why we think it's funny when people act like machines. He also looks at the darker side of humour, as rife in sexism and racism and argues that it is important for reminding us of people we would rather not be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135199029
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/26/2011
Series:
Thinking in Action
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
2 MB

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