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Author Hurley, Matthew M., 1977-
Title Inside jokes [electronic resource] : using humor to reverse-engineer the mind / Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett, and Reginald B. Adams.
Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011.
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Description xiii, 359 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-328) and index.
Contents 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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Subject Laughter -- Psychological aspects.
Laughter -- Philosophy.
Wit and humor -- Psychological aspects.
Wit and humor -- Philosophy.
Added Author Dennett, Daniel Clement.
Adams, Reginald B.
ebrary, Inc.
ISBN 9780262015820 (alk. paper)
9780262303552 (e-book)
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