By Simon Critchley
Does humour make us human, or do the cats and canine snicker in addition to us? On Humour is an engaging, superbly written and humorous ebook on what humour can let us know approximately being human. Simon Critchley skilfully probes one of the most perennial yet least understood features of humour, corresponding to our tendency to snort at animals and bodies, why we mock demise with comedy and why we predict it really is humorous while humans act like machines. He additionally seems on the darker part of humour, as rife in sexism and racism and argues that it is crucial for reminding us of individuals we might really now not be.
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