SOMETHING MECHANICAL ENCRUSTED ON THE LIVING OR, “QUE SIGNIFIE LE RIRE?”

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Abstract

Theories of laughter exemplify the radical difference between descriptive language (“labels”) and actuality (“what occurs, including labels”). This difference is figured by Henri Bergson in his classic treatment of laughter as the mismatch between the mechanical and the living, a differential locus modeled herein with the help of a banana peel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalAngelaki
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Literature and Literary Theory
  • Philosophy
  • Cultural Studies

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