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Quotation by A.P. Martinich
There is, I confess, a hazard to the philosophical analysis of humor. If one rereads the passages that have been analyzed, one may no longer be able to laugh at them. This is an occupational hazard: Philosophy is taking the laughter out of humor.
A.P. Martinich (b. 1946), U.S. philosopher. "A Theory of Communication and the Depth of Humor," p. 29, Journal of Literary Semantics (1981).
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