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Summary: In recent decades, the philosophy of humor has been recognized as a legitimate subfield of philosophy. The reason for this? Because to understand how humor works is to better understand the nature of human experience. In these 24 insightful, informative, illuminating, and (yes) humorous lectures, explore the philosophical theories and explanations of humor, from blatantly obvious puns to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 128 TAK
Call number: DVD 128 TAK

Paulos, John Allen.

Summary: John Allen Paulos cleverly scrutinizes the mathematical structures of jokes, puns, paradoxes, spoonerisms, riddles, and other forms of humor, drawing examples from such sources as Rabelais, Shakespeare, James Beattie, Rene Thom, Lewis Carroll, Arthur Koestler, W.C. Fields, and Woody Allen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Chicago Press 1982

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.7 PAU