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State University of New York. The Social Value of Humor. John Morreall’s broad-ranging concerns in Taking Laughter Seriously make it a book that will interest those in the social and behavioral sciences, philosophy, English literature and criticism, drama, and folklore.

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Humor and Freedom 9. How do I find a book? State University of New York Press An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 40 3: It needs periodic philosophical reflection. It knocks out previous theories of laughter including Freud’s and replaces them with a comprehensive one of serioussly own. Taking Laughter Seriously avoids that contradiction and strikes a good balance.

Taking Laughter Seriously

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