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Read online Humour: A Very Short Introduction.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Humour: A Very Short Introduction Humour is a universal feature of human life It has been discovered in every known human culture and thinkers have discussed it for over two thousand years In this i Very Short Introduction i Noel Carroll considers the nature and value of humour from its leading theories and its relation to emotion and cognition to ethical questions of its morality and its significance in shaping society .

About the Series Oxford s Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects from Islam to Sociology Politics to Classics Literary Theory to History and Archaeology to the Bible Not simply a textbook of definitions each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative yet always balanced and complete discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field Every i Very Short Introduction i gives a readable evolution of the subject in question demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society Eventually the series will encompass every major academic discipline offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader the i Very Short Introductions i series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable by Noël Carroll

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Humour: A Very Short Introduction
Title:Humour: A Very Short Introduction
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Number of Pages:126
Category:Non fiction, Humor, Philosophy
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Mystifying Movies: Fads & Fallacies In Contemporary Film Theory, Philosophy in the Twilight Zone, Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures: An Anthology, Theories of Art Today, The Philosophy of Horror: Or, Paradoxes of the Heart, The Philosophy of Motion Pictures, Philosophy of Art: A Contemporary Introduction, On Criticism, A Philosophy of Mass Art, Humour: A Very Short Introduction
No description available, Noel Carroll film scholar and philosopher offers the first serious look at the aesthetics of horror In this book he discusses the nature and narrative structures of the genre dealing with horror as a transmedia phenomenon A fan and serious student of the horror genre Carroll brings to bear his comprehensive knowledge of obscure and forgotten works as well as of the horror masterpieces Working from a philosophical perspective he tries to account for how people can find pleasure in having their wits scared out of them What after all are those paradoxes of the heart that make us want to be horrified, In a recent poll of practicing art critics percent reported that rendering judgments on artworks was the least significant aspect of their job This is a troubling statistic for philosopher and critic Noel Carroll who argues that that the proper task of the critic is not simply to describe or to uncover hidden meanings or agendas but instead to determine what is of value in art br br Carroll argues for a humanistic conception of criticism which focuses on what the artist has achieved by creating or performing the work Whilst a good critic should not neglect to contextualize and offer interpretations of a work of art he argues that too much recent criticism has ignored the fundamental role of the artist s intentions br br Including examples from visual performance and literary arts and the work of contemporary critics Carroll provides a charming erudite and persuasive argument that evaluation of art is an indispensable part of the conversation of life, Humour is a universal feature of human life It has been discovered in every known human culture and thinkers have discussed it for over two thousand years In this i Very Short Introduction i Noel Carroll considers the nature and value of humour from its leading theories and its relation to emotion and cognition to ethical questions of its morality and its significance in shaping society br br About the Series br Oxford s Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects from Islam to Sociology Politics to Classics Literary Theory to History and Archaeology to the Bible Not simply a textbook of definitions each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative yet always balanced and complete discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field Every i Very Short Introduction i gives a readable evolution of the subject in question demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society Eventually the series will encompass every major academic discipline offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader the i Very Short Introductions i series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable br