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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

We will explore the tensions between humour and philosophy through rare, but insightful, remarks from the history of philosophy; including René Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Henri Bergson and Ludwig Wittgenstein. We will assess historical and contemporary theories of what humour consists in and determine how humour informs existential questions of how one ought to live.


Course dates

06 Aug 2018 to 17 Aug 2018

Course duration

2 weeks

Apply by

23 Jul 2018


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

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