This essay considers Francis Hutcheson's aesthetics of laughter, showing its cognitive and psychological aspects, which somehow anticipate even Sigmund Freud's analysis of wit. Also, the paper shows how Hutcheson's Reflections Upon Laughter and his Observations on the Fable of the Bees gave start towards the middle of the eighteenth century to a critical debate which played a crucial role in the intellectual history of the modern age.

Dire il vero ridendo. Teoria e pratica dell'ironia critica in Francis Hutcheson

GATTI, Andrea
2016

Abstract

This essay considers Francis Hutcheson's aesthetics of laughter, showing its cognitive and psychological aspects, which somehow anticipate even Sigmund Freud's analysis of wit. Also, the paper shows how Hutcheson's Reflections Upon Laughter and his Observations on the Fable of the Bees gave start towards the middle of the eighteenth century to a critical debate which played a crucial role in the intellectual history of the modern age.
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