At last, the resution of eternal puzzle: WHY PEOPLE LAUGH. Igor Krishtafovich discovered a formula of laughter. As it turned out, humor is a weapon. Humor is a . Humor theory: formula of laughter / Igor Krichtafovitch ; [illus. – Limited View | HathiTrust Digital Library | HathiTrust Digital Library. Skip to main. HathiTrust. : Humor Theory: Formula of Laughter: pages. Dimensions: in. x in. x last, the resution of eternal puzzle: WHY PEOPLE LAUGH.

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With an undisputable sense of humor. He came out on the stage and dropped a completely thelry line to the audience: When a child turns to a peer, offering to tell a joke, this is not merely a silly way of spend time, but something much greater: From here the logical conclusion is drawn that humor is one of the most primitive forms of these activities.

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He pointed out two main features of the comic: Humor in uniform 3. Millions of books are added to our site everyday and when we find one that matches your search, we’ll send you an e-mail. Thousands of works went through his hands. We offer two more opinions. Moreover, the foundation of a joke can be not only the closeness of ideas, but also an incongruity.

Are you a frequent reader or book collector? For instance, a man is walking down a winter street, slips, wildly flails his arms, and finally falls.

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Hegel came very close to determining the nature of humor. Candidates for presidency joke too — and how! Three chimneysweeps and three Chinese men, having run into each other on a London street laugh laughteer each other until they all collapse, and so on and so forth.

The fall itself turned into a comical event, breaking the monotony of the rhythm of everyday life. Laughter appears as a single whole, as a prevailing quality, and only then does it begin to develop, become enriched, etc.


Then that selfsame effect appears — like a flash, a beat of a drum or a shove, which externally discharges into laughter or a smile.

The risks associated with the realization of this pastime rarely stop anyone.

gior This may be so, but does this theory give us key to answering the main question: Laughter and humor, most scholars think, play an entirely different function in the development of humanity as a whole.

We have to treat it as a given, a natural phenomena. To our eyes, a person receives the most pleasure when he makes subconscious operations calculations which foemula to the upper limit of his abilities. In Bakhtin we find a cultural explanation of the little-studied tradition of folk humor and forms of laughter in various spheres of human creation. Hukor details for additional description. He was unable to convince the professionals.

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We take much more time out for humor than we do for sex or for eating. There is a whole series of gradations of laughter — from a barely noticeable smile, to homeric roaring.

Foreword If one dares to proclaim in earnest that laughter is as necessary to human survival as the instinct of self-preservation or sex, he risks becoming an object of public ridicule. The power of the joke is that it does not necessarily have to be well-argued. The above table gives us one additional key to understanding the nature of humor. The many scholars did so much and came so close to the solution that we have only to tie together the accurate assertions of our predecessors into a unified whole.

A simple peasant pot, according to Morris, contains more charm than a Grecian urn with a perfect geometric form.


Contemporary linguistic theories are a characteristic example. BM – background mood. The answer to the first question proved ambiguous, as illustrated by the following table: If we solve it step by step, smoothly, then this appears as a more serious effort than the answer, which appears instantly in the moment of comprehension, required.

No eBook available Amazon. Even though it does not express the notion of things and their relationships and has for its material and content only the determinations of ordinary thinking, [wit] does bring these into a relation that contains their contradiction and allows their notion to show or shine through the contradiction. But do we realize the real implications of this short formula?

Humor Theory : Formula of Laughter by Igor Krichtafovitch (2006, Paperback)

Born of the imagination of V. When this completely individual amplitude is exceeded, laughter appears as a reaction.

If laughter is an expression of pleasure and rising up the social ladder, laughtef what psychological state expresses an unhappy state of mind, and a descent down that same ladder? Evolution stakes precisely on the intellect since laghter smart fellow has more chances of survival. Quintilian dedicated a massive composition to the study of humor; also hypothesizing that humor contains a certain medley of truth and lies. Smiles and laughter are natural reactions to the satisfaction of desire.

But to the research and study of humor far less attention has been devoted than to books about cooking, cocktails, or sexual finesse. The newborn begins to smile very early. In the absence of an audience, slippers do not interest him.

We, however, laighter Thomas Hobbessuppose that humor is always aimed at gaining supremacy over those around us. He even suggested the formula.