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The comical : a philosophical analysis / Bohdan Dziemidok ; translated by Marek Janiak ; illustrated by Szymon Kobylinski
Bib ID 2692105
Format BookBook
Author
Dziemidok, Bohdan
 
Uniform Title O komizmie. English
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Description Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1993 
x, 207 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0792321030
Series

Nijhoff international philosophy series ; v. 47.

Full contents Machine derived contents note: Foreword. Part I: Defining the Comical. The Theory of a Negative Feature and of the Superiority of the Subject of the Comical. The Theory of Degradation. The Theory of Contrast. The Theory of Incongruity. The Theory of Deviation from a Norm. The Theories of Mixed Motifs. A Defence of the Relationist Version of the Deviation Theory. Notes to Part I. Part II: Forms of the Comical. Major Ways of Evoking the Comical. Mains Forms of the Comical. Notes to Part II. Part III: Social Significance of the Comical. Cognitive Functions of the Comical. The Role of Jest and Derision in Primitive Cultures. The Comical as a Source of Psychic Hygiene: Entertainment and Therapy. Laughter: a Social Weapon. Notes to Part III. Bibliography. 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Comic, The.  |  Humour

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