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Inside Jokes

Using Humor khổng lồ Reverse-Engineer the Mind

By Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett và Reginald B. Adams, Jr.


ne of the most complex and sophisticated humor theories ever presented.... The authors should be lauded for their thought-provoking & original work.

Evolutionary Psychology


Ever since Plalớn (who thought we laugh at vice), thinkers as serious as Kant và Freud have put forth theories of our giggles và guffaws. Hurley, Dennett, và Adams go at the problem with the ingenuity of first-rate scientists và the timing of first-rate comics. Not only do they have sầu the riches of evolutionary psychology from which to draw, but they"re even funnier than Hegel.

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

author of 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction


An evolutionary and cognitive sầu tài khoản of the addictive mind candy that is humor.

Some things are funny—jokes, puns, sitcoms, Charlie Chaplin, The Far Side, Malvolio with his yellow garters crossed—but why? Why does humor exist in the first place? Why bởi vì we spover so much of our time passing on amusing anecdotes, making wisecracks, watching The Simpsons? In Inside Jokes, Matthew Hurley, Daniel Dennett, and Reginald Adams offer an evolutionary và cognitive perspective. Humor, they propose, evolved out of a computational problem that arose when our long-ago ancestors were furnished with open-ended thinking. Mother Nature—aka natural selection—cannot just order the brain to find và fix all our time-pressured misleaps và near-misses. She has to lớn bribe the brain with pleasure. So we find them funny. This wired-in source of pleasure has been tickled relentlessly by humorists over the centuries, and we have become addicted to the endogenous mind candy that is humor.


Hardcover Out of Print ISBN: 97802620158trăng tròn 376 pp. | 6 in x 9 in March 2011
Paperbaông chồng $24.95 T ISBN: 9780262518697 376 pp. | 6 in x 9 in February 2013
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Authors

Matthew M. Hurley Matthew M. Hurley is currently researching teleology và agency at the Center for Retìm kiếm on Concepts và Cognition at Indiamãng cầu University. Daniel C. Dennett Daniel C. Dennett is University Professor Codirector of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He is the author of Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds; Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles lớn a Science of Consciousness; Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting; Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to lớn a Science of Consciousness (all published by the triple-hearts.com Press), From Bacteria khổng lồ Bach and Back: The Evolution of Mind, and other books. Reginald B. Adams, Jr. Reginald B. Adams, Jr., is Associate Professor of Psychology researching emotion and social perception at Penn State University.

Reviews

ne of the most complex and sophisticated humor theories ever presented.... The authors should be lauded for their thought-provoking & original work.

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Evolutionary Psychology

The theory elaborate is a detailed and sophisticated descendant of incongruity theories.... The learned and even-handed stance adopted by regarding problem cases is... upbeat: they regard their theory as a provisional staging post, và a prompt lớn further empirical enquiry into these open-ended issues. On balance, that is probably the right attitude to lớn take.

The Times Literary Supplement

Inside Jokes is the most persuasive sầu theory of humor in the centuries that scientists have been trying lớn explain why we crack up. Extra bonus: unlượt thích most such retìm kiếm, which is about as funny as a root canal, Hurley"s analysis is—và I don"t think I"m going out on too much of a limb here—the funniest thing the triple-hearts.com Press... has ever published (in a good way).

Sharon Begley

The Daily Beast

Science advances by asking new questions, and Matthew Hurley, Daniel Dennett, & Reginald Adams raise a lot of them.... Some of these questions have sầu been asked before, but no previous attempt succeeds in answering so many so well.

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Science


Endorsements

Ever since Plakhổng lồ (who thought we laugh at vice), thinkers as serious as Kant và Freud have put forth theories of our giggles and guffaws. Hurley, Dennett, and Adams go at the problem with the ingenuity of first-rate scientists & the timing of first-rate comics. Not only vị they have sầu the riches of evolutionary psychology from which lớn draw, but they"re even funnier than Hegel.

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

author of 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction

The deft use of humor can win a mate, persuade an audience, or make a tyrant quake in his jackboots. Yet no one really understands why the human brain should respond so forcefully lớn that cocktail of anomaly, indignity, & rhythmic vocalization we gọi a joke. Hurley, Dennett, & Adams offer a sophisticated analysis of this important phenomenon using high standards of evolutionary explanation—& no, it is not a turgid academic disquisition, but written with clarity, good cheer, &, of course, wit.

Steven Pinker

author of How The Mind Works

Hurley & his crew cross the road to not just explain a joke, but explain all jokes. Before this book the only comedy that had been peer reviewed & replicated in double-blind experiments was the theory that there"s nothing funnier than a smoking monkey. I"m so glad smart people outside of comedy are taking comedy seriously.

Penn Jillette of "Penn và Teller"

triple-hearts.com Press has come up with a page-turner, a book you can"t put down. That is no joke! The authors have sầu dissected the mental state of humor and, instead of dismissing it, instill awe about the beauty of the evolved human mind. Humor at its various levels cleans up our act and plays a magnificent role in making us who we are.

Michael Gazzaniga

Director, Sage Center for the Study of Mind, University of California, Santa Barbara

What"s so funny about a robot with a sense of humor? In this highly original analysis, Hurley, Dennett, và Adams try to lớn locate the holy grail, the essence of a joke, by using a variety of tools (from computer science, cognitive science, linguistics, philosophy, and even evolutionary psychology) to dissect why we laugh. This powerful team of authors goes a long way to explain why and when we laugh, & in doing so uncover insights about how the mind works. But like the proverbial millipede who, trying lớn analyze how he lifts each of his legs in the precise sequence, starts tripping over, readers should beware that getting inside a joke risks dehumorizing it!

Sitháng Baron-Cohen

Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and Director, Autism Retìm kiếm Centre, Cambridge University

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