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Taking humour (ethics) seriously, but not too seriously

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Humour is worthy of serious ethical consideration. However, it is often taken far too seriously. In this paper, it is argued that while humour is sometimes unethical, it is wrong much less often than many people think. Non-contextual criticisms, which claim that certain kinds of humour are always wrong, are rejected. Contextual criticisms, which take issue with particular instances of humour rather than types of humour, are more promising. However, it is common to overstate the number of cont...

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University of Cape Town
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Publisher:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Practical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
24-43
Publication date:
2014-06-01
ISSN:
2051-655X
Language:
English
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2014-07-16

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