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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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 joker can have an advantage if an audience enjoys the show.

The formyla type is associated with an evaluation of the comicality of a situation. Hegel came very close to determining the nature of humor.

Moreover, in both cases a real external-physical pragmatic is absent: The theories of liberation teach us that humor is a result of krichtafovitcj release of a type of psychic energy, liberating man from a certain amount of restraint. This function, of course, is not comprised of mere entertainment, but must be no less important than food or sex.

In the 20s, Alexander Archangelsky dedicated the following quatrain to her:. Multi-Media Press the play button to listen to the author’s audio file. Surprisingly, such records have remained, and the oldest of these can be traced back to the krichtafovitvh of the Egyptian pharaohs.

The release of energy related to humor and laughter was likewise related to the breaking down of social taboos.

Humor is a bloodless verbal fight aiming to raise your status and strengthen your position.

Are you a frequent reader or book collector? Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Once in a month? This energy seeks to escape, and most easily does so through those muscles which, because of low mass, have the least inertia: Also and author of numerious articles on Christianity and sciense.


Laughter, bringing us strong joy, in no way is correlated with a real actual fortuity. If we are in a situation which tempts us to release painful affects according to our habits, and motives then urge us to suppress these affects in statu nascendi, we have the conditions for humor. It is a sign of good intellect.

But if the nonbiased reader takes this issue under critical observation, he will undoubtedly see the errors in this curbed position. Significantly, in the X-chromosome the genes coding for the tehory functions are located next to the genes for intellectuality, and, as it has been recently shown, deficiencies in the latter change the functions of the former. Carnival and festive laughter play an important-most role in the history of the comic.

Born of the imagination of V. Ior and intelligible to any. Why this happens — we can try and guess underlined by usbut this is a completely different question. This is the mechanism that provokes laughter, Kant postulated.

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In modern times, physical entanglements have turned into duels of wit. ErgodebooksTexas, United States Seller rating: Nearly all of the investigators are united on this account. One of them is based on the fact that high intellect and associated advantages undergoes a significant positive sexual selection.

Evolution stakes precisely on the intellect since a smart fellow has more chances of survival. Although Schopenhauer tried for a complete solution to the problem of the funny and the flat, his traction, as well as his explanation of the phenomenon of the humorous, provided in a paragraph of The World as Will and Representationleaves much unexplained.


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They explain that humor is caused by contradiction, which demands resolution, a solution exactly as the early theories of magnetism led to the discovery of the poles, but at the same time the mechanism remains completely veiled as in fog.

For instance, evaluations of what the next concrete word will be or what part of speech it will be: This initially unexpected solution has its logic, supported by much objective material which the author gathered from krrichtafovitch different sources, including philosophy, psychology, history, philology, and so forth.

But the average amount of landowners leaders and serfs subordinates was at that same mystical level, with an approximate ratio of one to six. It frees us from the fear which binds our liberty.

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

We offer the reader the opportunity to conduct a survey of his circle of friends and acquaintances, and to determine what percentage of them ascribe themselves to the set of inveterate jokers, wags, and the lives of the party. Be the first to write a review. Cover may not represent actual copy or condition available. Certainly, a person living in civilized society can accept them. This type of laughter can include elements of the previous type; however, its essence is that it embodies a union of emotion and reflection.

Examining the relations between individuals engaged in laughter, he hypothesized that humor contains aggression of one individual against the other.

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