Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor (New Directions in Aesthetics, No. 9)

Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor (New Directions in Aesthetics, No. 9)

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: John Morreall
  • Publish Date: 2009-09-28


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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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