Humour : A Very Short Introduction

Humour : A Very Short Introduction

Book - 2014
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Humour is a universal feature of human life. It has been discovered in every known human culture, and thinkers have discussed it for over two thousand years. In this Very Short Introduction Noel Carroll considers the nature and value of humour: from its leading theories and its relation to emotion and cognition, to ethical questions of its morality and its significance in shaping society.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780199552221
Branch Call Number: 817 CARRO
Characteristics: 126 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Humor


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Noel Carroll looks at the nature and value of humor. He believes there's a connection between humor, emotion and cognition. Exposing yourself to humor is good for the soul!

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Aug 13, 2015

Gives a general overview of the different theories of humour and explores the relation between morality and humour. The proposed theory, that humour helps correct erroneous intellectual 'shortcuts', is ingenious while remaining borderline too-good-to-be-true.


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