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Laughing and crying : a study of the limits of human behavior / Helmuth Plessner ; translated by James Spencer Churchill and Marjorie Grene ; with a foreword by Marjorie Grene.


Evanston [Ill.] : Northwestern University Press, 1970.
ISBN 9780810103214, 0810103214

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Standard Title Lachen und Weinen. English
Subjects Crying.
Laughter.
Series Northwestern University studies in phenomenology & existential philosophy.
Description xiii, 172 pages ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1970.
Notes Translation of: Lachen und Weinen.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The relation of man to his body. The problematic nature of laughing and crying ; Against the prejudice of a dualistic interpretation of man and the false alternatives ; The eccentric position ; Mediateness and explicitness, face and voice -- The modes of expression of laughing and crying. Language, gesture, and expressive movement ; The notion of expressive movement in the light of action ; The expressive character of laughing and crying -- Occasions of laughter. Expressive movements of joy and titillation ; Play; The comic ; Wit and humor (The joke) ; Embarrassment and despair ; The releasing moment -- Occasions of crying. The mediated character of crying ; Attempts at classification ; The resonance of feeling ; The releasing moment -- The source of laughing and crying. Two limits of behavior ; The two boundary reactions.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)108063
(OCoLC)ocm00108063
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WorldCat Identities Plessner, Helmuth, 1892-1985.
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