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Philosophy in the Community: Just Kidding: Philosophical Reflections on Humour

Posted in Arts & Culture
Nov 10, 2017

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Philosophy in the Community
A free lecture and discussion series

Just Kidding: Philosophical Reflections on Humour
by Peter Alward Professor, Department of Philosophy,University of Saskatchewan

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
7:00 pm
The Refinery
(basement of Emmanuel Anglican Church, 609 Dufferin Ave.)

In this talk, Peter Alward will consider a number of philosophical issues concerning humour. First, he will discuss the nature of humour and how jokes differ from regular speech. Second, he will consider under what circumstances offensive speech can be excused by pointing out that the speaker was joking. Finally, he will address the question of whether and why it can be appropriate for an insider to make a joke targeting his or her community but inappropriate for an outsider to tell the same joke.

 

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