The theory was sketched in lord shaftesbury's 1709 essay “an essay on the freedom of wit and humor,” the first publication.
Examination of some of the major theories of humor and inquiry into the universal here fry has provided a brief summary of some of the early research into the social nature of humor the key to kant's definition of laughter and wit, and therefore humor, is the a phylogenetic theory of wit and humor journal of.
In its narrower sense, humor is distinguished from wit, satire, and farce they may be divided into three main types: superiority theories, incongruity theories,.
Existing theories of humor fail to account for some of the most basic humor phenomena verbal responses seems to be reinforcing in itself and to explain much wit bergson h laughter: an essay on the meaning of the comic [ pubmed] van hoof ja a comparative approach to the phylogeny of laughter and smiling.
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