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A Philosophy of Humour

Authors: Roberts, Alan

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  • Lucidly provides a new and comprehensive theory of humour
  • Incorporates a wealth of interdisciplinary research from psychology, linguistics and neuroscience
  • Opens the field to those inquiring into this fast-growing area of philosophy
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About this book

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 which are both entertaining and educational for anyone curious about what makes things funny. The book is then an accessible illumination of joking matters from dinner tables to online platforms to comedy clubs.

About the authors

Alan Roberts has taught philosophy at the University of Sussex and University College London in the UK. His research on humour has been published in academic books, philosophy journals and online magazines.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14382-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-14381-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Philosophy of Humour
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14382-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14382-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14381-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 133
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