Stop Me If You ve Heard This A History and Philosophy of Jokes

Indeed, Stop Me If You’ve Heard This is the first book to trace the evolution of the joke all the way from the standup comics of ancient Athens to the comedy-club Seinfelds of today.

Stop Me If You ve Heard This  A History and Philosophy of Jokes

Stop Me If You ve Heard This A History and Philosophy of Jokes

“Finally I understand what it is I’ve been laughing at all these years.”—Jimmy Kimmel From the best-selling author of Why Does the World Exist? comes this outrageous, uproarious compendium of absurdity, filth, racy paradox, and gratuitous offensiveness—just the kind of mature philosophical reflection readers have come to expect from the ever-entertaining Jim Holt. Indeed, Stop Me If You’ve Heard This is the first book to trace the evolution of the joke all the way from the standup comics of ancient Athens to the comedy-club Seinfelds of today. After exploring humor’s history in Part One, Holt delves into philosophy in Part Two: Wall Street jokes; jokes about rednecks and atheists, bulimics and politicians; jokes you missed if you didn’t go to a Catholic girls’ school; jokes about logic and existence itself . . . all became fodder for the grand theories of Aristotle, Kant, Freud, and Wittgenstein in this heady mix of the high and low, of the ribald and profound, from America’s most beloved philosophical pundit.

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Stop Me If You've Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Jim Holt
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-07-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Stop Me If You've Heard this
Language: en
Pages: 141
Authors: Jim Holt
Categories: Wit and humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Profile Books

Why do we laugh? Where do jokes come from? And have we always laughed at the same things?
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Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: John Capps, Donald Capps
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-13 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

You've Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think is a thoughtful and accessible analysis of the ways in which jokes illustrate how we think critically, and how the thinking process goes awry in everyday human situations Uses jokes to illustrate the various mistakes or fallacies that are
The Pun Also Rises
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: John Pollack
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-14 - Publisher: Penguin

A former word pun champion's funny, erudite, and provocative exploration of puns, the people who make them, and this derided wordplay's remarkable impact on history. The pun is commonly dismissed as the lowest form of wit, and punsters are often unpopular for their obsessive wordplay. But such attitudes are relatively
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Categories: Biography & Autobiography
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An extraordinarily moving memoir from an iconoclastic new talent—an artist, cook, and illustrator whose adventures at home and abroad reveal the importance of living life with your eyes wide open. Best known for her witty illustrations, and as a cook beside her mischievous father in her family’s legendary Manhattan restaurant,

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