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Single Idea 6848

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 8. Humour]

Full Idea

Humour, for me, is practically enacted philosophy.

Gist of Idea

Humour is practically enacted philosophy


Simon Critchley (Interview with Baggini and Stangroom [2001], p.198)

Book Reference

Baggini,J/Stangroom,J: 'New British Philosophy' [Routledge 2002], p.198

A Reaction

This may be overstating it, as the funniest jokes may be the least philosophical, and remarks may be faintly amusing but very profound. Lear and his Fool make up a single worldview together.