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Read online On Humour.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC On Humour Does humour make us human or do the cats and dogs laugh along with us em On Humour em is a fascinating beautifully written and funny book on what humour can tell us about being human Simon Critchley skilfully probes some of the most perennial but least understood aspects of humour such as our tendency to laugh at animals and our bodies why we mock death with comedy and why we think it s funny when people act like machines He also looks at the darker side of humour as rife in sexism and racism and argues that it is important for reminding us of people we would rather not be by Simon Critchley

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On Humour
Title:On Humour
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ISBN:0415251214
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Number of Pages:144
Category:Philosophy, Comedy, Non fiction, Humor, School, Theory
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Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction, Memory Theater, Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance, Very Little .... Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature, Suicide, Bowie, On Humour, The Book Of Dead Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology
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