The Importance of Not Being Earnest
We explore what’s philosophically interesting about comedy. Both have a lot in common: showing up the ordinary as odd, critiquing the status quo, hecklers… But can humour be a source of knowledge? What does it tell us about how we interact with one another? What role does it play in our social and political life? And will we ruin the joke by explaining it?!
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL
Recorded on 10 May 2021