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Traditional Theories of Laughter and Humor
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abstract absurdity action aesthetic aggressive Albert Rapp anger animals Aristotle attitude behavior belief Bergson cathexis cause Clark cognitive comedy comic concept congruity contradiction contrast Descartes effect enjoy incongruity enjoyment Ethics example excitement explain fear feeling formal object Freud funny genus gives gratification Henri Bergson human ideas imagination Incongruity Theory instance intentional object involves J. H. Bernard joke kind Konrad Lorenz laugh laughable laughter and humor laughter situations ludicrous Margaret Trudeau ment mental merely Michael Clark mind moral Morreall motivating nature negative emotion object of amusement observed ourselves pain passion perceived perception person philosophical phthonic Plato play pleasant pleasure Prot rational reality assimilation reason relation Relief Theory ridiculous Roger Scruton Sambo Schopenhauer seems serious Sigmund Freud sion social someone species stereotype subsumption sudden super-ego Superiority Theory theory of laughter things Thomas Hobbes thought tion Viktor Frankl word