A source book of literary and philosophical writings about humour and laughter the seventy-five essential texts from antiquity to modern times

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Published by The Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Wit and humor -- History and criticism,
  • Literature -- History and criticism,
  • Humor in literature,
  • Humor -- Philosophy

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Jorge Figueroa-Dorrego and Cristina Larkin-Galiñanes ; with a foreword by Victor Raskin.
ContributionsFigueroa-Dorrego, Jorge., Larkin-Galinanes, Cristina.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6147 .S55 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 639 p. ;
Number of Pages639
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23944094M
ISBN 10077344730X
ISBN 109780773447301
LC Control Number2009028266

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A Source Book of Literary and Philosophical Writings About Humour and Laughter: The Seventy-Five Essential Texts from Antiquity to Modern Times New ed. Edition by Jorge Figueroa-Dorrego (Editor), Cristina Larkin-galinanes (Editor), Victor Raskin (Foreword) & 0 more.

A Source Book of Literary and Philosophical Writings About Humour and Laughter: The Seventy-Five Essential Texts From Antiquity to Modern Times. Jorge Figueroa-Dorrego & Cristina Larkin-Galinanes (eds.) - - The Edwin Mellen ries: Humour in Aesthetics, (categorize this paper).

There has long been a need for a source book of classical writings on the nature of humor and laughter. The Morreall book fills this long-standing need. In what other single book can one find out what made Hobbes, Descartes, Kant, and Schopenhauer laugh?Brand: State University of New York Press. "There has long been a need for a source book of classical writings on the nature of humor and laughter.

The Morreall book fills this long-standing need. In what other single book can A source book of literary and philosophical writings about humour and laughter book find out what made Hobbes, Descartes, Kant, and Schopenhauer laugh.

John Morreall is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has written widely in philosophy, religion, and linguistics, and is the author of Taking Laughter.

The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor (New York: SUNY Press, ); T. Nelson, Comedy: An Introduction to Comedy in Literature (Oxford: Oxford 19 Brian Boyd.

Humour can be used as a»weapon«or as a means of coping with problematic historical events, especially in times of war and crisis. The book presents examples from different cultures (Russia, Europe, USA), from different historical epochs (from the Napoleonic era up to the current time) and from different medias (caricature, journalism, film).

What is lighter and more frivolous than laughter. And yet the most serious thinkers have puzzled over what makes us laugh. From Plato to Kant, philosophers have sought to define the risible, and even made jokes to explain their theories.

Henri Bergson had a genuine sense of humor, and Freud’s jokes (often Jewish ones) were delightful. Humor at its best is a somewhat fluid and transitory element, but most books about it are illustrated with hardened old jokes from the comic papers, or classic witticisms jerked out of their context.

Max Eastman, in this work, avoids this catastrophe by quoting mainly from contemporary American humor. Document ID ffe7 Golden Education World Book He Philosophy Of Laughter And Humor Description Of: He Philosophy Of Laughter And Humor - By EL James ~ Free Book He Philosophy Of Laughter And Humor ~ freud analyzes been a need for a source book of classical writings on the nature of humor and laughter these ideas of.

after laughter: humour in english literature Emeritus Professor Stephen M. Finn, Department of English, University of Pretoria Some of our greatest writers are skilled in portraying characters and events that make us smile or chuckle, shriek or cringe.

The book also features traditional explorations of the place of humor in aesthetics, drama, and literature. This is the first work in the last fifty years to include the classic sources in the philosophy of humor and the first to present theories by contemporary s: 9.

Humor and laughter are healing agents. In the book, Black Elk Speaks, he describes the heyoka ceremony and as we (Dakota and Lakota people) understand it, heyokas have power and share that power with us by doing things backwards and with funny antics.

There is direction or a plan or a lesson on how to grow, to see things, or to heal based on. Notable humor books include Fangs by Sarah Andersen, Texts from Mittens: The Friends and Family Edition by Angie Bailey, and The Escape Manual for Introverts by Katie Vaz.

Andrew McMeel Publishing publishes around books annually and they are currently open to submissions for humor books. Submissions can be made by filling out this form. Humor and Laughter presents wide-ranging theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspectives on an important area of human behavior and social interaction.

This book should interest many behavioral scientists and practitioners, particularly those in social and clinical psychology, psychiatry, child psychology and education, sociology, and.

Greg’s self deprecating narrative was extremely cynical and utterly hilarious and along with Earl’s epic lines of wisdom, it made for a laugh out loud book. Before reading, I was skeptical about this book as I didn’t understand how anyone could make a book involving cancer funny but somehow, Jesse Andrews has done it." – The Guardian.

An excerpt from the book "The Philosophy of Laughter and Smiling" by George Vasey is presented. Los rasgos de la ética del humor Una propuesta a partir de autores contemporáneos.

CARLOS SIURANA APARISI, JUAN // Veritas: Journal of Philosophy & Theology;Sep, Is p9. Aristotle felt that laughter was a distinctive trait of humanity and one that distinguished humans from the animals.

On the other hand, the very existence of human beings could be considered a 'joke'. This title offers an insight into the role humour has played in various European cultures throughout their history.

Laughter is a collection of three essays by French philosopher Henri Bergson, first published in It was written in French, the original title is Le Rire. Essai sur la signification du comique (Laughter, an essay on the meaning of the comic).

Jokes for Kids: The Best Jokes, Riddles, Tongue Twisters, Knock-Knock jokes, and One liners for kids: Kids Joke books ages Rob Stevens out of 5 stars 2,   For example, in addition to writing a definitive book in that provided a broad overview of theoretical approaches and research on the psychology of humor and laughter, Dr.

Rod Martin has also developed several assessment measures for humor that have become the leading standards in the field, such as the Humor Styles Questionnaire.

Love it. Unfortunately, while I find many books amusing, funny, entertaining, and grin-worthy, there are a very select few that can elicit actual laughter in me – the prized laughing out loud ('LOL', I believe the kids call it) is a rare and precious gem.

The book also features traditional explorations of the place of humor in aesthetics, drama, and literature. This is the first work in the last fifty years to include the classic sources in the philosophy of humor and the first to present theories by contemporary philosophers.

Seller Inventory # AAS Humor genre: new releases and popular books, including The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction by Neil Gaiman, We Saw Scenery: The Early Diaries of Merr. The philosophy professor Kathleen Higgins believes the book provides an example of Nietzsche's sense of humor.

Lesson Summary The Gay Science was. be clear on what value the philosophy of humour and laughter can have, and hence of exactly what this dissertation does and does not attempt to do.

1 Frank Moore Colby, quoted in Edmund Bergler, Laughter and the Sense of Humor (New York: Intercontinental Medical Book. Humour, irony and satire are technically distinct elements of literature. They have different origins.

They are used in different ways with different purposes. The literary works have different modes. Each of them evokes different kind of fun and.

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Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” ― Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot. tags: body-image, books, depression, insecurity, isolation, languagehumor, laughter, philosophy.

likes. Humour in Children’s Literature My most recent ABC radio ‘Bookworms’ half hour was about the books that make our young people, and the adults who read with them, roll around on the floor laughing – or ‘Humour Genre’ as us librarians call it.

The Soundcloud of the show is here. Too often adults dismiss humorous. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Philosophy of laughter and humor. Albany: State University of New York Press, © (DLC) When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy.

Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress.

Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy. What is funny (in both senses) about the case of the Goodies fan is that it involves a literalization of this metaphor. To take a metaphor literally (which can also be called ‘catachresis’ or ‘misapplication of a word’) is an example of a rhetorical device that is often very effective as a means of generating laughter.

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Humor & Satire. Total books found: Page 1 of 5. Our Best Humor Books “Some people have a way with words, and other people oh, uh, not have way.” Laughter the Best Medicine: More than Jokes, Gags & Laugh Lines For All Occasions. The Everything Big Book of Jokes: Hundreds of the Shortest, Longest, Silliest, Smartest, Most Hilarious Jokes You've Never Heard.

Our ambivalence toward the Sambo figure is explained in terms of its personifying Bergson's comic machine-person (). Book reviews This is a welcome book. It is the first sourcebook on philosophical writings on humor and laughter.

Most of these sources are otherwise scattered obscurely äs asides and remarks in philosophers' larger. explains, because lacking the concept of humor, it is not surprising that early writers did not distinguish between laughter at something funny and other kinds, such as laughing on winning a contest or laughing on being tickled (Morreall î ì ì ô, î í, ).

Finally, in an essay titled Historical Views of Humor in the same book, Amy. The Philosophy of Humour 9 throughout the book, readers will be invited to ‘pause and reflect’ on can exist without humour; the source of laughter doesn’t have to be Creative Writing Exercise Create a funny scene in which a comic novelist and a stand-up.

Books can make you think, smile, and weep, but the best kind is the ones that can make you laugh. Sure, it's great to read the tear-jerkers, the thought-provokers, and the literary classics. 1 Humor is most effective in the great literary fictional story that lasts and that is written with a structured process, working with logic, consistency, balance and priorities toward a known ending with meaning (although the ending may change during the creative process).

In addition, memorable literary fiction is imagined for effective drama and maximum character development. Humour in Children's Literature - are not frequent studies on this subject, but there are some strategies, which can be used " to serve " in a humorous narrative, causing laughter in children.Perhaps humour fell by the wayside when the second book of Aristotle’s Poetics ( B.C.E.), which concentrated on comedy and laughter, was lost and this book got lost to future generations.

We have built our understanding.I've been collecting 'laughter' from short fiction I've been reading, like collecting wild bunch of lillies from a mountain slope on a breeze spring morning. The conjecture of seemingly random extracts, create their own effusive narrative.

They capture some fleeting instances of joy and happiness amidst the drama and uncertainty in the stories. In the examples.

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