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The sense of nonsense lies in the nonsense of sense. Comment on Paolillo's (1998) "Gary Larson's Far Side: Nonsense? Nonsense!" - Debate


Ruch, Willibald (1999). The sense of nonsense lies in the nonsense of sense. Comment on Paolillo's (1998) "Gary Larson's Far Side: Nonsense? Nonsense!" - Debate. HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, 12(1):71-93.

Abstract

The present work puts into perspective claims that have been made in a recent article by Paolillo (1998). It is pointed out that the conclusions drawn are based on misrepresentation and misunderstanding of our general approach as well as the aims of the criticized study by Kohler and Ruch (1994) in particular. Different ways of taxonomizing hunter are discussed and it is concluded on the basis of both studies that Far Side humor falls well within the boundaries of the taxonomy of humor we developed.

Abstract

The present work puts into perspective claims that have been made in a recent article by Paolillo (1998). It is pointed out that the conclusions drawn are based on misrepresentation and misunderstanding of our general approach as well as the aims of the criticized study by Kohler and Ruch (1994) in particular. Different ways of taxonomizing hunter are discussed and it is concluded on the basis of both studies that Far Side humor falls well within the boundaries of the taxonomy of humor we developed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords:PERSPECTIVE-TAKING HUMOR AUTHORITARIANISM
Language:English
Date:1999
Deposited On:22 Apr 2013 15:00
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:44
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter
ISSN:0933-1719
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/humr.1999.12.1.71

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