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Hurley, Matthew M., 1977-
Inside jokes : using humor to reverse-engineer the mind / Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett, and Reginald B. Adams, Jr
Alternate Title Using humor to reverse-engineer the mind
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BF575.L3 H89 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Laughter -- Psychological aspects
Laughter -- Philosophy
Wit and humor -- Psychological aspects
Wit and humor -- Philosophy
Joking -- Psychological aspects
Joking -- Philosophy
Physical Description xiii, 359 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-328) and index
Contents Introduction -- What is humor for? -- The phenomenology of humor -- A brief history of humor theories -- Twenty questions for a cognitive and evolutionary theory of humor -- Emotion and computation -- A mind that can sustain humor -- Humor and mirth -- Higher-order humor -- Objections considered -- The penumbra : nonjokes, bad jokes, and near-humor -- But why do we laugh? -- The punch line
Alternate Author Dennett, Daniel Clement
Adams, Reginald B

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