Comic ReliefComic Relief
John Morreall
Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor develops an inclusive theory that integrates psychological, aesthetic, and ethical issues relating to humor Offers an enlightening and accessible foray into the serious business of humor Reveals how standard theories of humor fail to explain its true nature and actually support traditional prejudic ...
Number of pages: 202 | Publication Date: 2009-09-28 | ISBN-13: 9781405196123

The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor (SUNY Series in Philosophy)The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor (SUNY Series in Philosophy)
This book assesses the adequacy of the traditional theories of laughter and humor, suggests revised theories, and explores such areas as the aesthetics and ethics of humor, and the relation of amusement to other mental states.Theories of laughter and humor originated in ancient times with the view that laughter is an expression of feelings of super ...
Number of pages: 285 | Publication Date: 1986-12-05 | ISBN-13: 9780887063275

Taking Laughter SeriouslyTaking Laughter Seriously
John Morreall
"There has never been a time in Western history that humor and laughter were not topics of intellectual debate and interest. That is still true. 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 f ...
Number of pages: 154 | Publication Date: 1983-06-30 | ISBN-13: 9780873956437

Laughing All The WayLaughing All The Way
John Morreall
Based on 35 years of research, this book shows how essential humor is in business, medicine, education, and family life. Funny images and New Yorker cartoons by Robert Mankoff enhance the lessons. ...
Number of pages: 290 | Publication Date: 2016-02-29 | ISBN-13: 9781628652772

50 Great Myths About Religions50 Great Myths About Religions
by John Morreall, Tamara Sonn
50 Great Myths about Religions is an intriguing, informative, and often humorous introduction to some of the long standing myths that surround religious belief. This engaging book will get its readers thinking about how and why certain myths have arisen, and their continuing influence on our personal and collective view of religion. Offers a livel ...
Number of pages: 256 | Publication Date: 2014-06-03 | ISBN-13: 9780470673508

Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . .Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . .
by Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein
This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they’d had in schoolOutrageously funny, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar... has been a breakout bestseller ever since authors—and born vaudevillians—Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein did their schtick on NPR’s Weekend Edition. Lively, original, and powerful ...
Number of pages: 215 | Publication Date: 2008-06-24 | ISBN-13: 9780143113874

Comedy, Tragedy, and ReligionComedy, Tragedy, and Religion
John Morreall
Explicates the worldviews of comedy and tragedy, and analyzes world religions, finding some to be more comic, others more tragic.Comedy, tragedy, and religion have been intertwined since ancient Greece, where comedy and tragedy arose as religious rituals. This groundbreaking book analyzes the worldviews of tragedy and comedy, and compares each with ...
Number of pages: 188 | Publication Date: 1999-05-27 | ISBN-13: 9780791442067

The Religion ToolkitThe Religion Toolkit
by John Morreall, Tamara Sonn
This complete overview of religious studies provides students with the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and understand the nature of religion. Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology Considers recent developments including secularization; the relationship bet ...
Number of pages: 374 | Publication Date: 2011-11-07 | ISBN-13: 9781405182461

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