The Morality of Laughter

The Morality of Laughter

By: F. H. Buckley (author)Hardback

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"Bravo! I'll say nothing funny about it, for it is a superior piece of work." --P. J. O'Rourke "F. H. Buckley's The Morality of Laughter is at once a humorous look at serious matters and a serious book about humor." --Crisis Magazine "Buckley has written a . ne and funny book that will be read with pleasure and instruction." --First Things ." . . written elegantly and often wittily. . . ." --National Post ." . . a fascinating philosophical exposition of laughter. . . ." --National Review ." . . at once a wise and highly amusing book." --Wall Street Journal Online ." . . a useful reminder that a cheery society is a healthy one." --Weekly Standard

About Author

F. H. Buckley is Associate Dean and Executive Director, Law Economics Center, George Mason University School of Law.


Laughter as superiority -- The elements of laughter -- The one necessary thing -- Objectives to the normative thesis -- Comic, virtues, and vices -- The social virtues -- Machine law -- Machine shcolarship -- Machine art and machine cities -- The battle of the norms -- Resistance to laughter -- The sociability thesis -- Conclusion.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780472098187
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780472098187
  • ISBN10: 0472098187

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