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A Philosophy of Humour - Alan Roberts

A Philosophy of Humour

Hardcover Published: 26th April 2019
ISBN: 9783030143817
Number Of Pages: 133

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Humour is a funny thing - everyone knows it but no-one knows what it is. This book addresses the question `What is humour?' by first untangling the definitions of humour, amusement and funniness before then providing a new theory of humour which draws upon recent research in philosophy, psychology, linguistics and neuroscience. The theory is built up without assuming any prior knowledge and illustrated through humorous examples in a way that is both educational and entertaining for anyone curious to know what makes things funny. This makes the book an accessible illumination on joking matters from dinner tables to online platforms to comedy clubs.


ISBN: 9783030143817
ISBN-10: 3030143813
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 133
Published: 26th April 2019
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 21.01 x 14.81  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.33

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