Philosophy and Comedy

Aristophanes, Logos, and Eros (Studies in Continental Thought)
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location New York. Philosophy, Comedy, and Author: Quill R Kukla. John Morreall’s previous publications include Taking Laughter Seriously (); The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor (); Humor Works (); and Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion ().

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This book offers an analysis of humor, comedy, and laughter as philosophical topics in the 19th Century. It traces the introduction of humor as a new aesthetic category inspired by Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy and shows Sterne’s deep influence on German aesthetic theorists of this period.

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