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By Steven Gimbel

Isn’t That Clever offers a brand new account of the character of humor – the cleverness account – in line with which humor is intentional conspicuous acts of playful cleverness. through defining humor during this means, solutions are available to longstanding questions on humor ethics (Are there jokes which are improper to inform? Are there jokes which may simply be informed by way of definite people?) and humor aesthetics (What makes for an excellent shaggy dog story? Is humor subjective?). as well as humor regularly, Isn’t That Clever asks questions on comedy as an paintings shape akin to no matter if there are limits to what will be stated in facing a heckler and the way will we be certain even if one comic has stolen jokes from another.

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