chapter  36
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HUMOR

ByTED COHEN

Humor is a marvelous subject for philosophers of art. The breadth of the subject is enormous. Humor is to be found in canonical works of art: plays, movies, stories, novels, paintings, operas and so forth. And it is found in contexts not typically associated with art: jokes, wit in ordinary conversation and even in events to be witnessed in the world, like umbrellas blowing inside-out, dogs chasing their tails or a baby grabbing the nose of an intrusive adult.