Is the Concept of Incongruity Still a Useful Construct for the Advancement of Humor Research?

@inproceedings{Forabosco2008IsTC,
  title={Is the Concept of Incongruity Still a Useful Construct for the Advancement of Humor Research?},
  author={Giovannantonio Forabosco},
  year={2008}
}
The perception of incongruity is considered to be a necessary, though not sufficient, component of the humor experience. Incongruity has been investigated in the philosophical tradition for centuries, and it goes back as far as Aristotle’s definition of the comic as based on a particular form of απάτη (surprise and deception). In modern times, many theoretical models, as well as empirical works, are based on this concept. The question is here raised whether the concept of incongruity has… CONTINUE READING

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