The Morality of Laughter

The Morality of Laughter

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A serious look at the meaning of laughter through the ages


Baker & Taylor
Answering one of the most fundamental philosophical questions--how should I live--the author draws on French and classical literature, as well as the work of Aristotle and Nietzsche, to conclude that laughter is a noble and practical place to start. (Philosophy)

Blackwell North Amer
“Bravo! I’ll say nothing funny about it, for it is a
superior piece of work.”
—P. J. O’Rourke

“F. H. Buckley’s The Morality of Laughter is at once
a humorous look at serious matters and a serious
book about humor.”
Crisis Magazine

“Buckley has written a . ne and funny book that will
be read with pleasure and instruction.”
First Things

“. . . written elegantly and often wittily. . . .”
National Post

“. . . a fascinating philosophical exposition of
laughter. . . .”
National Review

“. . . at once a wise and highly amusing book.”
Wall Street Journal Online

“. . . a useful reminder that a cheery society is a
healthy one.”
Weekly Standard


Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2005, ©2003
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780472022724
0472022725
9780472098187
0472098187
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 240 pages)

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