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Philosophy of Humor

This is a serious site about humor. It includes a review of existing theories and some open questions. For example, what (if anything) is the essence of humor? What do you think?

Humor Research

Information pertaining to humor research (e.g. academic humor journals, scientific organizations, conferences, etc.) and teaching of humor as an academic subject. By PD Dr. Willibald Ruch.

Humour-Research Discussion List

An interdisciplinary forum for the discussion, debate and exchange of ideas and information associated with the study of humour in all its forms.

Shakespeare wrote many comedies - as have other great classical writers. Here you can get plot summaries and reviews FOR FREE for high school and college literature. (These guys are amazing!)

Humor - International Journal of Humor Research

HUMOR was established as an international interdisciplinary forum for the publication of high-quality research papers on humor as an important and universal human faculty.
Humor research draws upon a wide range of academic disciplines including anthropology, biology, computer science, education, family science, film studies, history, linguistics, literature, mathematics, medicine, philosophy, physiology, psychology, and sociology. At the same time, humor research often sheds light on the basic concepts, ideas, and methods of many of these disciplines. The Editorial Board and the Board of Consulting Editors are composed of prominent humor researchers who specialize in these disciplines.

The American Association for Therapeutic Humor!

Committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of humor and laughter as they relate to healing and well-being.
Therapeutic humor is defined to be: any intervention that promotes health and wellness by stimulating a playful discovery, expression or appreciation of the absurdity or incongruity of life's situations. This intervention may enhance health or be used as a complementary treatment of illness to facilitate healing or coping, whether physical, emotional, cognitive, social, or spiritual.


Zoran Terzic schafft in diesem Artikel einen Überblick über die Hauptthesen von 13 Theorien über das Lachen. Es ist zum Teil eine kritische Betrachtung der Theorien von den Herren: Elias Canettis, Thomas Hobbes, Kant, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Jean Paul, Goethe, Plato, Aristoteles, Koestler, Helmut Plessner, H. Läuffer, J.A.R.A.M. von Hook.