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The Basic Humor Process : A Cognitive-Shift Theory and the Case against Incongruity / Robert L. Latta.

Author/Creator:
Latta, Robert L., author.
Edition:
Reprint 2011
Publication:
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2011]
Series:
Humor Research
Humor Research [HR] ; 5
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (268 p.)
Subjects:
Wit and humor -- Psychological aspects.
Incongruity.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Contents:
Frontmatter
Preface
Contents
PART 1. Preliminaries
PART 1. Preliminaries
Chapter 1. The mystery of humor and sundry further matters
Chapter 2. The fundamental question of humor theory
PART 2. Theory L and reason to conclude it is true
PART 2. Theory L and reason to conclude it is true
Chapter 3. Theory L
Chapter 4. The laughter of humor, relaxation, and pleasure
Chapter 5. The inapplicability of standard criticisms of "relief" theories
Chapter 6. The explanatory power of theory L
PART 3. Incongruity theory and reason to conclude it is unsound
PART 3. Incongruity theory and reason to conclude it is unsound
Chapter 7. Incongruity theory and the concept of incongruity
Chapter 8. First probe of incongruity theory: two complementary arguments
Chapter 9. Second probe of incongruity theory: its collapse into cognitive-shift theory
Chapter 10. Third probe of incongruity theory: its lack of explanatory power
Chapter 11. Fourth probe of incongruity theory: sundry arguments and points
PART 4. Further development
PART 4. Further development
Chapter 12. Kant and Koestler on humor
Chapter 13. The ultimate incongruity thesis and concluding reflections
Summary of the case for theory L
References
Permissions
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-245) and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
ISBN:
3-11-080613-4
OCLC:
1013958141
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9783110806137 doi
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