Isn’t that Clever: A Philosophical Account of Humor and by Steven Gimbel

By Steven Gimbel

Isn’t That Clever offers a brand new account of the character of humor – the cleverness account – in line with which humor is intentional conspicuous acts of playful cleverness. via defining humor during this manner, solutions are available to longstanding questions on humor ethics (Are there jokes which are improper to inform? Are there jokes which can basically learn via sure people?) and humor aesthetics (What makes for an excellent shaggy dog story? Is humor subjective?). as well as humor generally, Isn’t That Clever asks questions about comedy as an paintings shape similar to no matter if there are limits to what should be acknowledged in facing a heckler and the way will we verify no matter if one comic has stolen jokes from another.

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