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Laughter in Eastern and Western Philosophies: Aristotle’s Categories and Concerning Interpretation with Commentaries. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. Tune In, Log On: National Library of Australia. Humor, Sublimity and Incongruity. Ethical Consensus and the Truth of Laughter: Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: The book is clearly written, well organized, and well illustrated.


The topic is important and is one which philosophers have tended to ignore, as have most disciplines. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. That is still true. He is the author of Analogy and Talking about God. His discussions of humor as aesthetic experience, social lubricant, and valuable human taikng are original and provocative. The Structure of Moral Transformations. The Situations of Culture: Added to PP index Total downloads 28of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 8 65, of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

John Morreall’s broad-ranging concerns in Taking Laughter Seriously make it a book that will interest those in the social and behavioral sciences, philosophy, English literature and criticism, serriously, and folklore.

You can view this on the NLA website. John Morreall, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, has published numerous articles on philosophy and linguistics. Distorting the Rule of Seriousness: References to this book Seruously Politics: Bernard kind of humor kind of incongruity kind of laughter Konrad Lorenz laugh laughter situations look Max Eastman ment moorreall movements nervous energy Nicomachean Ethics nonhumorous laughter object one’s ourselves peekaboo person Plato play pleasant pleasure psychic takking psychological change psychological shift puns release of emotional released in laughter relief theory ridicule sense of humor serious sexual silly someone Spencer Stephen Leacock story sudden superiority theory suppress talk teacher theory of laughter thought tickling tion understand value of humor Viktor Frankl violation W.


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The Ethics of Morteall Morreall’s style, sometimes almost conversational, fits the subject matter. You must be logged in to Tag Records. Can There Be a Theory of Laughter?

Paul Marcus – – Karnac Books. The second quality zeriously Taking Laughter Seriously is its clarity and its engaging style. Zhuangzi’s Perspectivism Leads to Laughter. Can I borrow this item?

Request this item to view in the Library’s reading morrell using your library card. Humor as Aesthetic Experience. One would hope that a book on laughter and humor, even a scholarly one, would not be so ponderous and officious that it evidenced little relationship to its announced topic.