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Jennifer Marra Henrigillis
Georgia State University
  1. The Phenomenological Function of Humor.Jennifer Marra - 2016 - Idealistic Studies.
    In this paper, I seek to explore the increasing popular claim that the performance of philosophy and the performance of humor share similar features. I argue that the explanation lies in the function of humor—a function which can be a catalyst for philosophy. Following Ernst Cassirer’s philosophy of symbolic forms and utilizing insights from various philosophical and scientific perspectives on the nature and origins of humor, I argue that the function of humor is to reveal faulty belief or error in (...)
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    Humor as a Symbolic Form: Cassirer and the Culture of Comedy.Jennifer Marra - 2015 - In Sebastian Luft & J. Tyler Friedman (eds.), The Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer: A Novel Assessment. De Gruyter. pp. 419-434.
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    Humor, Power and Culture: A New Theory on the Experience and Ethics of Humor.Jennifer Marra - 2019 - Dissertation, Marquette University
    The aim of this dissertation is to offer a new theory of humor that takes seriously both the universality and power of humor in culture. In the first chapter, I summarize historical and contemporary theories, and show how each either 1) fails to give any definition of humor, 2) fails as a theory of humor, and/or 3) underappreciates, dismisses, or does not consider the power of humor in experience. The second chapter explains the failures of prior theories by understanding the (...)
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    Crowther, Paul. The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avantgarde.Jennifer Marra - 2012 - Review of Metaphysics 66 (1):138-140.
  5. How to Create Dialogue Between Theory and Practice: Stand-Up Comedy's Demand for Interdisciplinary Engagement.Jennifer Marra - 2017 - American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-Journal 9 (2).
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