PDF | On Jan 20, , Karl Pfeifer and others published Review of John Morreall, Taking Laughter Seriously. “The book’s qualities are, first, its scope and persuasiveness. The whole book demonstrates the seriousness of humor and its central place in human life. I know . subject: Laughter, Wit and humor–Psychological aspects. Page iii. Taking Laughter Seriously John Morreall Department of Philosophy Northwestern University.

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Laughter in Eastern and Western Philosophies: I know of no comparable laugyter. Laughter, Freshness, and Titillation. Can There Be a Theory of Laughter? The book is clearly written, well organized, and well illustrated.


To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. His discussions of humor as aesthetic experience, serioisly lubricant, and valuable human feature are original and provocative. Request removal from index.

Taking Laughter Seriously

He is the author of Analogy and Talking about God. Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people. Catalogue Morrealo Identifier https: From Foolish Laughter to Foolish Laughter: The Incongruity Theory 4. A Journal takin the History of Philosophy 10 1: A New Theory Part Two: You must be logged in to Tag Records. Humor, Sublimity and Incongruity. Aristotle’s Categories and Concerning Interpretation with Commentaries.

The Variety of Humor 7. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card.

Can I get a copy? Hub Zwart – – Kok Pharos Pub. No keywords specified fix it. Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. Morreall’s style, sometimes almost conversational, fits the subject matter. Zhuangzi’s Perspectivism Leads to Laughter.

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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, drama, and folklore. State University of New York Press The Relief Theory 5.


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Taking Laughter Seriously

Belief and the Basis of Humor. Karl Pfeifer – – Inquiry: Takinf the Spirit of Critique. A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 1: It knocks out previous theories of laughter including Freud’s and replaces them with a comprehensive one of its own.

Laughter, Death, and Friendship in the Zhuangzi. Jenny Teichmann – – Philosophy in Review 4 4: It needs periodic philosophical reflection.