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"On Humour" is a fascinating and beautifully written book on what philosophy can tell us about humor and about what it is to be human. Simon Critchley probes some of the most perennial features of humor, such as our tendency to laugh at animals and our bodies, why we mock death with comedy and why we think it's funny when people start to act like machines. He also looks as the darker side of humor, as when rife with sexism and racism, and shows how humor might remind us of people we would rather not be. Above all, Simon Critchley argues that humor can tell us much about the human condition, the meaning of life and why comedy itself begins in philosophy.

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Does humour makes us human, or do the cats and dogs laugh along with us? "On Humour" is about what philosophy can tell us about humour and about what it is to be human.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415251211
Author:
Critchley, Simon
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Critchley Simon
Location:
London
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
Movements - Humanism
Subject:
Wit and humor -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Series:
Thinking in Action
Series Volume:
TR-02-1
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.80x5.06x.43 in. .34 lbs.

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