New PDF release: The future of post-human humor : a preface to a new theory

By Peter Baofu PH.D Ph.D.

ISBN-10: 1907343261

ISBN-13: 9781907343261

ISBN-10: 190734327X

ISBN-13: 9781907343278


Baofu discusses the way forward for humor, particularly within the dialectic context of joking and laughing--while studying from diversified ways within the literature yet with out favoring anyone of them. He deals a brand new conception to head past the present techniques within the literature on humor in a singular way.

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Baofu discusses the way forward for humor, in particular within the dialectic context of joking and laughing--while studying from diverse techniques within the literature yet with out favoring anybody of them. He deals a brand new idea to move past the prevailing methods within the literature on humor in a singular means

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Theory and Meta-Theory The metamorphic argument, or the metamorphic theory of humor, presupposes some kind of meta-theory, in special relation to methodology and ontology—just as all theories, either explicitly or implicitly, require their own versions of meta-theory. 43). With this reminder in mind, I already proposed (in my previous books) my distinctive contribution to meta-theory, namely, methodology (known as “sophisticated methodological holism”) and ontology (known as “existential dialectics”).

Kawakami 2006) For Provine, “laughter is primitive, an unconscious vocalization” and “probably is genetic. In a study of the 'Giggle Twins,' two happy twins were separated at birth and only reunited 43 years later. '” (WK 2010b; J. ” (WK 2010b; M. ” (WK 2010b; BBC 2009) Laughter and Its europhysiology Besides its genetics—laughter can also have its neurophysiology to be understood. For example, some studies in neurophysiology indicate that “laughter is linked with the activation of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, that 10 The Future of Post-Human Humor produces endorphins.

Chapter 1: Introduction—The Fun of Humor 19 The Metamorphic Theory of Humor My metamorphic argument can be more precisely called the metamorphic theory of humor, since it is to propose a new theory of education. ” (MWD 2010) In the current context of humor, I use the word “metamorphic” for the title of my argument, because it provides an unconventional way to understand humor to account for its endless changes over different historical eras, and my metamorphic theory of humor has four distinctive features to remember.

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