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Jim Holt

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Stop Me If You've Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes (2008)
3.27 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The subject matter interested me immediately, but this surpassed my expectations. The book is structured exactly as the title suggests: the first half is a history of jokes, and the second half is a philosophy of jokes (primarily suggesting theories of what defines a joke and why...
Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story (2012)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The book that dares ask the question: Why is there something, rather than nothing, and proceeds to answer in as many ways possible - none of them conclusive. I must admit I saw it coming, and I must also admit there was quite a bit of this book I couldn't follow. About once a ...
Petite Philosophie Des Blagues Et Autres Facéties (2009)
3.27 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: If you want to read the earliest known jokes, or learn about the ironically-named Legman (scholar of the bawdy joke), or how a single joke (about a newly married couple who can't afford food) can trace an evolution back over 15 centuries, you'll enjoy this book. And if you have ...
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