Humour and incongruity

  title={Humour and incongruity},
  author={J. Lippitt},
The first in aseries of articles on the philosophy of humour and laughter looks at attempts made to explain humour in terms of incongruity. 
The Ethics of Humour: Preliminary Thoughts
An attempt is made to define humour by looking at the etymology of the word, a conceptual map of labels, and an integration of humour theories. The process of humour appreciation is assessed alongExpand
A Sociologist Walks into a Bar (and Other Academic Challenges): Towards a Methodology of Humour
Humour and laughter have been regarded as suitable topics for research in the social sciences, but as methodological principles to be adopted in carrying out and representing the findings of researchExpand
Thinking About Judges, Judging and Humour: The Intersection of Opposites
Judges and humour are rarely thought of together; however, humour and the judiciary intersect in a wide variety of ways, as the contributions to this book demonstrate. Judges individually andExpand
Greek Laughter: A Study of Cultural Psychology from Homer to Early Christianity
1. Introduction 2. Inside and outside morality: the laughter of Homeric gods and men 3. Sympotic elation and resistance to death 4. Ritual laughter and the renewal of life 5. Aischrology, shame andExpand
Humour and laughter in meetings: Influence, decision-making and the emergence of leadership
Recent constructions view leadership as a process of social influence which coordinates processes of change. Moreover, such processes are not necessarily linked to role hierarchy but may be emergentExpand
The Social Functionality of Humor in Group-Based Research
This article reflects on the experience of undertaking three citizens’ juries addressing health inequalities, to explore the positive and facilitative role that humor can play within group-based research focusing on sensitive health policy issues. Expand
The Function and Content of Amusement
Abstract Once we establish that the fundamental subject matter of the study of humour is a mental state - which I will call finding funny - then it immediately follows that we need to fmd the contentExpand
The stand-up introduction sequence: Comparing comedy compères
Abstract Two recurrent traits in contemporary research of humour and joke telling are an emphasis on the structure of joke texts and a lack of in situ investigation into audience laughter. This paperExpand
‘Imprison Cleon, Kill the Dead!’
Abstract Cleon was killed in the battle of Amphipolis in 422 BCE, but he is referred to as alive in the first parabasis of the Clouds (591–594). This reference is customarily understood as simply aExpand
Online Humour, Cartoons, Videos, Memes, Jokes and Laughter in the Epoch of the Coronavirus
From the onset of the indefinite deferral of our previously taken-for-granted lives, an abundance of humorous online cartoons, jokes, memes, videos and other satirical material relating to theExpand


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Extending sensorimotor associationism to the domain of emotions and will, Alexander Bain introduced the notion of trial and error as the mechanism by which associations between actions and feelingsExpand
The World As Will And Idea
Gdansk, Poland). 1805 20 April: Suicide (alleged) of his father. 1809–11 Studies in Gottingen. 1811–13 Studies at Berlin University; lectures by Fichte, Wolf, and Schleiermacher. 1813 Writes hisExpand
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