Isn't That Clever: A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy

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Isn't That Clever: A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy

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Isn’t That Clever provides a new account of the nature of humor – the cleverness account – according to which humor is intentional conspicuous acts of playful cleverness. By defining humor in this way, answers can be found to longstanding questions about humor ethics (Are there jokes that are wrong to tell? Are there jokes that can only be told by certain people?) and humor aesthetics (What makes for a good joke? Is humor subjective?). In addition to humor in general, Isn’t That Clever asks questions about comedy as an art form such as whether there are limits to what can be said in dealing with a heckler and how do we determine whether one comedian has stolen jokes from another.

ISBN

1138082155

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York

Keywords

humor, cleverness, humor ethics, jokes, comedy

Disciplines

Applied Ethics | Philosophy of Language

Department

Philosophy

Isn't That Clever: A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy

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