Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic
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Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic

By Henri Bergson
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Book Description

What does laughter mean?" In this pioneering, idiosyncratic 1900 work, the great philosopher traveled where few before Freud dared to venture. Examining laughter from a psychological, social, and moral perspective, Bergson finds a source of our common humanity. He revised the work while supervising this English translation.

Table of Contents
  • LAUGHTER
  • AN ESSAY ON THE MEANING OF THE COMIC
    • MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE PROFESSOR AT THE COLLEGE DE FRANCE
      • AUTHORISED TRANSLATION
    • TRANSLATORS' PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
    • CHAPTER I
    • CHAPTER II
    • CHAPTER III
    • CHAPTER I
      • I
      • II
      • III
      • IV
      • V
    • CHAPTER II
      • I
      • II
    • CHAPTER III
      • I
      • II
      • III
      • IV
      • V
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