Taking Laughter Seriously

Taking Laughter Seriously

by John Morreall

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438413648
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 599 KB

About the Author

John Morreall, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, has published numerous articles on philosophy and linguistics. He is the author of Analogy and Talking about God.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One: Laughter

1. Can There Be a Theory of Laughter?
2. The Superiority Theory
3. The Incongruity Theory
4. The Relief Theory
5. A New Theory

Part Two: Humor

6. The Variety of Humor
7. Humor as Aesthetic Experience
8. Humor and Freedom
9. The Social Value of Humor
10. Humor and Life

Notes
Works Cited
Index

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