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11648 McCulloch Rd. Orlando, FL 32817 407-737-4018

Inquiring Minds

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“What do we find funny? Humor and Comic Relief”

Humor is more than entertainment. It can be uplifting, absurd, self-deprecating, rebellious, and it can expose the darker side of humanity. In the classic book, “Laughter” (1900) by Henri Bergson, the author observes that comedy is possible when we drop our sensibilities and use our imagination. This Sunday, our group will continue the theme of language, but we’ll set aside the usual format with historical and philosophical references.

We will also explore what makes something funny. Where does humor come from? What is the difference between wit and humor. How does humor affect our identity? In addition, we will share some of our best jokes. Please bring a good joke of your own! Join StoicDan, Ellen and Roy this Sunday for “What do we find funny? Humor and Comic Relief”

Reading Material

Humor: The Relief Theory
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/humor/#RelThe

Difference between wit and humor
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-wit-and-humor

Laughter by Henri Bergson (book summary)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughter_(book)

ABOUT US

Our Inquiring Minds group meets to discuss a chosen topic in an informal setting. Subjects include religion, current events, politics, and science, among others. Drop-in visitors are always welcome. Inquiring Minds information is also available at the Plato’s Cave meetup website: meetup.com/PlatosCave

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Date

Sep 25 2022
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Time

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Zoom

Location

Zoom

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Location 2

University Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
11468 McCulloch Rd. Orlando, FL 32817
Stephen Hall

Organizer

Stephen Hall
Email
hallsorl@earthlink.net
Website
https://www.meetup.com/PlatosCave/

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