By John Morreall
Comic aid: A finished Philosophy of Humor develops an inclusive concept that integrates mental, aesthetic, and moral matters on the subject of humor
- Offers an enlightening and obtainable foray into the intense company of humor
- Reveals how average theories of humor fail to give an explanation for its actual nature and truly aid conventional prejudices opposed to humor as being delinquent, irrational, and foolish
- Argues that humor’s advantages overlap considerably with these of philosophy
- Includes a foreword through Robert Mankoff, caricature Editor of The New Yorker
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