Cohen - Ted Cohen"Ted Cohen is Professor in Philosophy the...

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Ted Cohen “Ted Cohen is Professor in Philosophy, the College, the Committee on Art and Design, and the Committee on General Studies in the Humanities, [University of  Chicago]. He received his A.B. from the University of Chicago in 1962, the Ph.D. from Harvard in 1972, and has taught at the University of Chicago since 1967.  Cohen works mainly in the philosophy of art. Among his recent publications are the book  Jokes,  and the essays, "Identifying with Metaphor," "Metaphor, Feeling,  and Narrative," and "Three Problems in Kant's Aesthetics.” From Kirkus Reviews Befitting its subject, this study of jokes is neither deep nor systematic, but light, funny, and  thought-provoking. As one suspicious of theories, Cohen (Philosophy/Univ. of Chicago) offers  ``no comprehensive theory of jokes,'' contenting himself instead with relatively disconnected  remarks about how some jokes work and ``what their existence may show about those of us who  love them.'' This lack of philosophical ambition is frustrating at times, with some observations trite  (e.g., that we joke about death to gain power over it) or insufficiently explored (the promising but  stunted section on how one creates a joke). Yet the method fits the material, allowing the author 
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