Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor

Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor

Author(s): John Morreall

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405196123

Online ISBN: 9781444307795

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307795

Series Editor(s): Dominic McIver Lopes, Berys Gaut

About this Book

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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