The Philosophy of Humor Yearbook 1 (1):309-314 (2020)

Authors
Chris A. Kramer
Santa Barbara City College
Abstract
In A Philosophy of Humour, Alan Roberts presents a brief but extremely well-resourced overview of the history of the philosophy of humor (I will omit “u” for brevity, the soul of wit), and offers a new theory of humor focusing on the role of amusement. This text does not assume any prior acquaintance with theories of humor or philosophy, and in light of this, Roberts does well to define, either in the text or a brief note, the philosophical concepts necessary to help the reader follow along. Even though the text is relatively short, Roberts covers a surprising amount of philosophical ground on humor including a considerable number of counterarguments from multiple disciplines. This is important as humor is not explicable from a single field of study, as it is a subject that is interwoven in just about every intellectual (and non-intellectual) domain.
Keywords Humor  Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Philosophy of Humor.Joshua Shaw - 2010 - Philosophy Compass 5 (2):112-126.
The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor.Joseph Carpino - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (2):405-406.
The Rejection of Humor in Western Thought.John Morreall - 1989 - Philosophy East and West 39 (3):243-265.
Does God Have a Sense of Humor?Rik Peels - 2015 - Faith and Philosophy 32 (3):271-292.
Sense of Humor as a Christian Virtue.Robert C. Roberts - 1990 - Faith and Philosophy 7 (2):177-192.
Disrupting Humor: A Critical Study of Philosophical Theories of Humor.Elizabeth Rucki - 1993 - Dissertation, Queen's University at Kingston (Canada)

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-09-19

Total views
56 ( #202,893 of 2,506,037 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
12 ( #63,697 of 2,506,037 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes