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Philosophy Through Popular Culture: Humor

A guide to publications using popular culture as a vehicle for philosophy.

Life Is a Joke: Humor and Philosophy

Capps, John M., and Donald Capps. You've Got to Be Kidding! How Jokes Can Help You Think. BC177 C3455 2009.

Kaye, Sharon M., ed. The Onion and Philosophy: Fake News Story True, Alleges Indignant Area Professor. PN4899 M322 O55 2010.

Morreall, John. Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor. PN6149 P5 M67 2009.

Nikulin, Dmitri. Comedy, Seriously: A Philosophical Study. PN1922 N55 2014.

Schiller, Aaron Allen, ed. Stephen Colbert and Philosophy: I Am Philosophy (and So Can you!). 2009.