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2005 IDEAS Boston Speaker Explores What Makes Things Funny

November 21, 2011

Just when you thought that philosophers have no sense of humor, renowned philosopher, 2005 IDEAS Boston speaker, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University Daniel Dennett has co-authored Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind.  Written with Matthew Hurley, a doctoral student at Indiana University, and Tufts psychologist Reginald Adams Jr., the book explores why humans find things funny.

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