Humor and the Good Life in Modern Philosophy


Lydia B.Amir

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SUNY Press

Humor and the Good Life in Modern Philosophy: Shaftesbury, Hamann, Kierkegaard

by Lydia B. Amir

An exploration of philosophical and religious ideas about humor in modern philosophy and their secular implications.

Editorial Reviews


“…[an] interestingly argued, well-written, scholarly work which advances an intriguing thesis. This is a wonderful addition to the literature of the blossoming subfield of philosophy of humor.” ― Philosophical Practice

“Lydia Amir’s latest book will put in good spirits applied philosophers (both those who instruct as well as those who counsel) by showing them how humor can provide them with a useful and multiform toolbox in their professional lives … The applied philosophers reading Humor and the Good Life in Modern Philosophy will be ready to remind their students and/or consultants that laughter is food for thought, so humor must be taken very seriously.” ― International Journal of Applied Philosophy

“…readers are rewarded with a well-rounded account of the importance of humor to all philosophical walks of life … Highly recommended.” ― CHOICE

About the Author

Lydia Amir is Senior Lecturer of Philosophy in the School of Media Studies at the College of Management Academic Studies in Israel.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ SUNY Press (February 1, 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 403 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1438449372
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1438449371
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.54 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches

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