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Laughter, Humor, and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy

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Laughter, Humor, and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy - Destree, Pierre (Editor), and Trivigno, Franco V (Editor)
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"Ancient philosophers were very interested in the themes of laughter, humor and comedy. They theorized about laughter and its causes, moralized about the appropriate uses of humor and what it is appropriate to laugh at, and wrote treaties on comedic composition. Further, they were often merciless in ridiculing their opponents' positions, often borrowing comedic devices and techniques from comic poetry and drama to do so. The volume is organized around three themes that were important for ancient philosophers: the psychology ...

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Laughter, Humor, and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy 2019, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190460549

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