PL EN


2016 | 71 | 7 | 608 – 616
Article title

LAUGHING AND ALTERITIES. ON THE MOVEMENT OF ALTERITY IN THE PHILOSOPHIES OF LAUGHTER

Authors
Content
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
A laughing is an event of alteration. Without alteration laughter wouldn’t be possible. This paper aims at describing laughter and alterity as intertwined phenomena. Therefore it investigates five different dimensions of alterity within the phenomenon of laughter. The source material for this study is provided by a series of monographs about laughter which were published during the 20th century: beginning with Henri Bergson’s Laughter, followed by Helmuth Plessner’s Laughing and Crying, Hans Blumenberg’s The Laughter of the Thracian Woman, Milan Kundera’s Book of Laughter and Forgetting and finally by Peter L. Berger’s Redeeming Laughter. By describing the social, corporal, historical, phenomenal and redeeming alterations of laughing a new performative ethical perspective on the phenomenon of laughter will be shown.
Year
Volume
71
Issue
7
Pages
608 – 616
Physical description
Contributors
  • Fakulta humanitních studií Karlovy university, Praha, Czech Republic
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.cejsh-72a16d57-6f03-46c9-bbaf-55d9d07a1f53
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.