The Counsel of Trent

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Of Laughter and Logic




Saint Thomas Aquinas already knew this of course, indeed it was a staple of medieval anthropology that the ability to get jokes was right of the essence of mankind under Aristotle's definition as "rational animal".

2 Comments:

At Wednesday, January 30, 2008 11:26:00 AM, Blogger William Rowley said...

Pace Umberto Eco's _Name_of_the_Rose_.

 
At Monday, February 04, 2008 7:36:00 PM, Blogger ZZMike said...

Brilliant analysis (by Nefsky). Much better than Freud's.

I'm afraid you'll have to unravel those P's and Q's (and the occasional E). I read it to my cat, who was Not Amused.

 

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