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The book is clearly written, well organized, and well illustrated. 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 folklore.

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Baym Limited preview – Goldstein, Professor of Psychology, Temple University “The attempt at providing a theoretical framework which will include all forms of laughter and humor and will accommodate the main types of theories previously advanced, is the principal thrust and success of Taking Laughter Seriously. Google Books no proxy From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy 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.

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John Morreall, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, has published numerous articles on philosophy and linguistics. Hartshorne and the Metaphysics of Animal Rights. Wit and humor — Serjously aspects. Added to PP index Total downloads 28of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 8 65, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Science Logic and Mathematics.

Taking Laughter Seriously

Morreall’s style, sometimes almost conversational, fits the subject matter. The Structure of Moral Transformations. One would hope that a book on laughter and humor, even a scholarly one, would not be so ponderous and officious that it evidenced little relationship to its announced topic.