Theoretics

Philosophy of Humour


Humour, Laughter, Theoretics


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Although most people value humour, philosophers have said little about it, and what they have said is largely critical. Three traditional theories of laughter and humour are examined, along with the theory that humour evolved from mock-aggressive play in apes. Understanding humour as play helps counter the traditional objections to it and reveals some of its benefits, including those it shares with philosophy itself.

To be funny – Part 4 of 4.


Humour, Jokes, Theoretics


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Humor can help you connect with other people and make unpleasant situations a little more bearable. This is part two of a four part blog about how to be funny. Being funny might seem like it takes a lot of work, but it’s actually not that hard once you tap into your inner sense of humor. Even if you don’t think you’re naturally funny, there are things you can do to make yourself and other people laugh.

To be funny – Part 3 of 4


Humour, Jokes, Theoretics


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Humor can help you connect with other people and make unpleasant situations a little more bearable. This is part three of a four part blog about how to be funny. Being funny might seem like it takes a lot of work, but it’s actually not that hard once you tap into your inner sense of humor. Even if you don’t think you’re naturally funny, there are things you can do to make yourself and other people laugh.

To be funny – Part 2 of 4


Humour, Jokes, Theoretics


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Humor can help you connect with other people and make unpleasant situations a little more bearable. This is part two of a four part blog about how to be funny. Being funny might seem like it takes a lot of work, but it’s actually not that hard once you tap into your inner sense of humor. Even if you don’t think you’re naturally funny, there are things you can do to make yourself and other people laugh.

To be funny – Part 1 of 4


Humour, Jokes, Theoretics


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Humour can help you connect with other people and make unpleasant situations a little more bearable. This is part one of a four part blog about how to be funny. Being funny might seem like it takes a lot of work, but it’s actually not that hard once you tap into your inner sense of humour. Even if you don’t think you’re naturally funny, there are things you can do to make yourself and other people laugh.