Comic Relief

A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor

by John Morreall

Series: New Directions in Aesthetics

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  • 1444307800
  • 9781405196123
  • 9781444307801
  • 9781444358292
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

  • Wiley; November 2009
  • ISBN: 9781444307801
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Comic Relief
  • Series: New Directions in Aesthetics
  • Author: John Morreall
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1444307800
  • 9781405196123
  • 9781444307801
  • 9781444358292

About The Author

John Morreall’s previous publications include Taking Laughter Seriously (1983); The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor (1987); Humor Works (1997); and Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion (1999). In 2004 and 2005, he was elected President of the International Society for Humor Studies. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Economist.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1444307800
  • 9781405196123
  • 9781444307801
  • 9781444358292