Philosophy of Humor is a branch of philosophy that is concerned with the philosophical study of humor. It has been focused on the development of a satisfactory definition of humor. Up until recently humor has been treated as resonably co-extensive with laughter. Look up Humour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Laughter (disambiguation). ...
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The word "humor" itself is of relatively recent origin: according to the Oxford English Dictionary, it arose during the 17th century out of psycho-physiological scientific speculation on the effects of various humors that might affect a person's temperament.
In a famous phrase, Bergson argues that the source of humor is the "mechanical encrusted upon the living" (Bergson, 84) According to Bergson "the comic does not exist outside of what is strictly human." He thinks that humor involve an incongruous relationship between human intelligence and habitual or mechanical behaviors.
Eastman considers humor to be a form of play, because humor involves a disinterested stance, certain kinds of humor involve mock aggression and insults, and because some forms of play activities result in humorous amusement.
The left does understand that humor, or any creative sputter, has to be able to stand in and by itself.
Political humor remains one of the strongest remaining bastions of the liberal mindset.
While we doubt that our attempt to explain the philosophy and need for conserviative humor to all the serious and frumpy conservatives who dominate our landscape, we doubt our musings will garner us as much fun as Hugh Hefner achieved with his ponderous "philosophic" essays went on for years and years, all in one issue.
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