Aesthetics Lecture notes Monday April 14 2008 Jokes

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Aesthetics Lecture notes Monday April 14, 2008 Jokes – Ted Cohen Humor : Vehicles Jokes Physical Cartoon Play  Movie Mime burlesque novels Kind Sarcasm Dry humor Dirty Political Satire Jester clowns buffoonery farce irony banter ridicule wit parody Phyisiology of humor. What happens to the body/mind when you are amused and  laughing. How the body works, what it does when we laugh or smile. Pleasure centers Teleology of humor Why are we made in such a way that we find things funny Is humor ever appropriate? 18 th  century- not appropriate (Baillery, banter) Earl  of Shaffesbury – humor is appropriate if you can make fun of yourself and let other  people make fun of you. You are being ungentlemanly if you can make fun of other  people but they cant make fun of you. (Zealot) form of prejudice. Civilized way of 
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