At last, the resution of eternal puzzle: WHY PEOPLE LAUGH. Igor Krishtafovich discovered a formula of laughter. As it turned out, humor is a weapon. Humor is a . Humor theory: formula of laughter / Igor Krichtafovitch ; [illus. – Limited View | HathiTrust Digital Library | HathiTrust Digital Library. Skip to main. HathiTrust. : Humor Theory: Formula of Laughter: pages. Dimensions: in. x in. x last, the resution of eternal puzzle: WHY PEOPLE LAUGH.

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About this product Synopsis Igor Krichtafovitch discovered a formula of laughter. It focuses not on similarity, but on differences, however small they might be.

Arkhipova Anecdote and its prototype: He dissected the psychological situation brought about by the taking in of witticisms. This went on until E. He came to the US in after successful career in the former Soviet Union.

Smiles and laughter are natural reactions to the satisfaction of desire. In fact, we try to figure out who’s the boss in the family when we poke fun at our loved ones. We laugh at the clothing of foreigners, and they at ours.

Humor Theory : Formula of Laughter by Igor Krichtafovitch (2006, Paperback)

This function, of course, is not comprised of mere entertainment, but must be no less important than food or sex. At one time, the author spent many hours in a certain establishment closed to the public – the Smolensk Historical Archive – trying to find written igod for compiling his genealogy.


Imagine a formuka group of people in free association, each having a different social status. Success in recognition of the absurd, recognition of non-correspondence between a concept and the real thing is, according to Schopenhauer, the reason for laughter.

Not over 10 seconds. Humor researchers have investigated humor and its manifestations exactly like scientists investigate natural phenomena: Attardo in his latest work proposes that Freud’s theory may be grouped with the theories of incongruity. When a child turns to a peer, offering to tell a joke, this uumor not merely a silly way of spend time, but something much theorry We can only say that the pleasure of humor results at the cost of this discontinued release of affect; it originates through the economized expenditure of affect.

In present times, it is accepted that any witty statement is based on some kind of contradiction, some unexpectedness, contradicting strict logic.

A skilled parody invariably calls forth a smile and is predestined for a longer lifespan than the original parodied work. But we can hardly accept that with this formula Hegel made plain the entire nature of wit. With age, along with his first-order goals, the person develops second-order goals and their concrete expressions — wants. Cleverness, according to Locke, lies first and foremost in the rapprochement of ideas and in their unity, fast and diverse, which gives the sensation of pleasure.


According to the theory of psychoanalysis, in certain situations, humor and its derivative laughter play to the aggressive behavior of groups. It is a sign of good intellect. Karassev appeared in the late s – early s in Russian, French, and Polish editions. Any Condition Any Condition.

Humor Criticism Paperback Books. Are there no people in present times who laugh, seeing a physical deficiency in a neighbor, or who roll thelry laughter when someone slips on the ice or runs after a hat blown around by the wind in such a case, even the most polite person might have a hard time holding back a smile.

Humor itself starts to appear in children starting at a very young age.

– Humor Theory Formula of Laughter by Igor Krichtafovitch

From inside the book. The above table gives us one additional key to understanding the nature of humor. Quantity, however, is compensated by quality. Jokes, anecdotes, farces, and caricatures are treated as things of a secondary importance in our society; theody things not particularly significant to our daily lives or to the path of the development of history. Account Options Sign in. Humor is a bloodless verbal fight aiming to raise frmula status and strengthen your position.