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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His discussions of humor as aesthetic experience, social lubricant, and valuable human feature are original and provocative. The topic is important and is one which philosophers have tended to ignore, as have most disciplines. Sign in Create an account. Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: The Social Value of Humor The Variety of Humor.

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The Ethics of Humor: Morreall’s style, sometimes almost conversational, fits the subject matter. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 31 2: References to this book Avoiding Politics: Bernard kind of humor kind of incongruity kind of laughter Konrad Lorenz laugh laughter situations look Max Eastman ment moral movements nervous energy Nicomachean Ethics nonhumorous laughter object one’s ourselves peekaboo person Plato play pleasant pleasure psychic energy psychological change psychological shift puns release of emotional released in laughter relief theory ridicule sense of humor serious sexual silly someone Spencer Stephen Morrealll 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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Wit and humor — Psychological laughrer. Taking Laughter Seriously avoids that contradiction and strikes a good balance. Selected pages Title Page.

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