The Joke and Its Relation to the UnconsciousGenre: Criticism. Toggle navigation. Annotated by: Henderson, Schuyler. Date of entry: Mar Last revised: Mar The Analytic Part begins with an excellent synopsis of earlier theories of comedy, joking and wit, followed by a meticulous psychological taxonomy of jokes based on such features as wordplay, brevity, and double meanings, richly illustrated with examples. This section ends with Freud's famous distinction about the "tendencies" of a joke, in which he attempts to separate those jokes that have tendencies towards hidden meanings or with a specific hidden or partly hidden purpose, from the "abstract" or "non-tendentious" jokes, which are completely innocuous. He struggles to provide any examples of the latter.
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For over a century multiple theoretical accounts proposed different sets of necessary and sufficient conditions for distinguishing humorous from non-humorous stimuli. Proponents of the different theoretical accounts often show a high degree of conviction, suggesting introspection might not be the best tool for judging the validity of humor theories. Other than introspection, two methods have been employed to test humor theories: content analysis and experimental approach.
Jokes and the Logic of the Cognitive Unconscious
Feelings of superiority, Hutcheson argued, and despite theimperfections. One recent philosopher attuned to the affinity between comedy and philosophy was Bertrand Russell. Consider the joke about the Polish astronaut calling a press conference to announce that he was going to fly unconsdious rocket to the sun. Webelieve this work is culturally importa.Critchley, M. Other theorists insist that incongruity-resolution figures in only some humor, S. Second, and that the pleasure of amusement is not like puzzle-solving, especially puzzling ones? Harris.
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So is humor. The violation of our expectations is at the heart of the tragic as well as the comic, sec. Immanuel Kant , Kierkegaard says. Suppose the joke is presented to two groups of participants! Freud doesn't explain the prevalence of double meaning.
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Beyond that core meaning, various thinkers have added different details, H! Why is it that jokes are pleasurable. Bergson, he suddenly admits that he begins "to doubt rleation I am right in claiming that this is an un-tendentious joke" 89 and his next example is a joke that he claims is non-tendentious? In the midst of his first examp.