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xiii, 359 p. : ill.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -328) and index.
What is humor for? -- The phenomenology of humor -- A brief history of humor theories -- Twenty questions for a cognitive and evolutionary theory of humor -- Emotion and computation -- A mind that can sustain humor -- Humor and mirth -- Higher order humor -- Objections considered -- The penumbra : non-jokes, bad jokes, and near-humor -- But why do we laugh? -- The punch line.
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.