Laughter (essay)

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Bergson, Henri. "Laughter." Ca. 1900. Available in various trans. Trans. by Presses Universitaires de France available in Comedy. Wylie Sypher, ed. Garden City, New York: Anchor-Doubleday, 1956.

The cause of laughter is the superimposition of the mechanical upon the organic, more specifically, upon the human. See for a simple introduction to HB on "vitalism" (one anthithesis to "mechanism"). See "Mechanism" and "Vitalism" under this Category,[1] and the Wikipedia article on Vitalism.[2]