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There are many theories of humor which attempt to explain what humor is, what social functions ..... In Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, French philosopher Henri Bergson, renowned for ... He also deals with laughter in relation to human life, collective imagination and art, to have a better knowledge of society.

plato.stanford.edu/entries/humor

Nov 20, 2012 ... Although most people value humor, philosophers have said little about ...... people, who had long been assimilated into North American society.

www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201101/25-quotes-humor

Learn from these wise people how important it is to have a good sense of humor about life.

www.jstor.org/stable/1399446

Along with that elitism, philosophy has also fallen prey to a naive provincial- ism. ... In response to this situation, the Society for Asian and Comparative Phi-.

www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/feb/11/science-comedy-academics-social

Feb 11, 2014 ... Academics are considering how comedy can be socially beneficial. ... of comedy set out by the Chuckle Brothers of philosophy, Plato and .... "If they're not the encapsulation of David Cameron's Big Society I don't know what is.

www.philosophersinamerica.com/2017/05/31/021-ep17-the-wisdom-in-humor

May 31, 2017 ... Weber, Eric Thomas, Anthony Cashio, Tom Cathcart, and Daniel Klein, “The Wisdom in Humor,” Philosophy Bakes Bread, Transcribed by ...

www.bbc.com/future/story/20160829-how-laughter-makes-us-better-people

Aug 30, 2016 ... Why is humour such a powerful means of communication – and what can it tell ... the meaning of comedy while laying the foundations of Western philosophy… ... in that both try to change or reform society by means of humour.

msu.edu/~jdowell/ziv.html

These are to be found in every society, and a humorous presentation of them speaks .... The French philosopher Penjon has written, "Laughter is nothing but an ...

www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00131857.2012.721735?src=recsys

Oct 9, 2012 ... Incongruity in Humor and in Philosophy .... then humor would seem to have no place in a well-ordered society, for it is inherently antisocial.