Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic

  title={Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic},
  author={Henri Bergson}
formula, this time a general and complete one, for every real and possible method of comedy. Life presents itself to us as evolution in time and complexity in space. Regarded in time, it is the continuous evolution of a being ever growing older; it never goes backwards and never repeats anything. Considered in space, it exhibits certain coexisting elements so closely interdependent, so exclusively made for one another, that not one of them could, at the same time, belong to two different… 
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  • L. Hinton
  • Psychology, Philosophy
    The Journal of analytical psychology
  • 2015
In this discussion, Stimulated by Freud's early writings, Lacan, Laplanche and their successors in particular have focussed extensively on time and psychoanalysis, and their views are a central point of this discussion.