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Skrattets makt: En filosofisk undersökning av komiken som meningsskapande existentiell nödvändighet
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The subject of this paper is the philosophy of comedy. It is an orientation through history of laughter and its connection to the essence of comedy. This investigation tries to pinpoint some characteristics of the comedian and the task of the comedian today, focusing primarily on comedy in the public sphere. This paper concludes that comedy could be something physical and biological, but also something political. Humor is general and something very common but also culturally unique. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate comedy as something highly spiritual, absolute human and animalistic. It also aims to connect comedy to the philosophical discipline and strengthen its bond to the academic field. This paper includes some theories of humor, from both an evolutionary, scientific perspective to a more philosophical and theological view. It also includes a political discussion of how one can joke about everything and why comedy is important today.

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2019. , p. 29
Keywords [en]
Comedy, Critchley, Bergson, Freud, Dennett, Politics, Standup, Metaphysics, Burke, Evolution, History, Theology, Comedian, Censorship, Creativity, South Africa, Laughter, Humor
Keywords [sv]
Humor, skratt, komik
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Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-40027DiVA, id: diva2:1388127
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Philosophy
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2020-01-24 Created: 2020-01-23 Last updated: 2020-01-24Bibliographically approved

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