Author: Robert Talisse

Steven Gimbel, “Isn’t That Clever: A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy” (Routledge, 2018)

Robert Talisse , August 6th, 2018


Humor and its varied manifestations—jesting joking around, goofing, lampooning, and so on—pervade the human experience and are plausibly regarded as necessary features of interpersonal interactions.  … Visit New…


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Gloria Origgi, “Reputation: What it is and Why it Matters” (Princeton UP, 2018)

Robert Talisse , April 2nd, 2018


We all put a great deal of care into protecting, managing, and monitoring our reputation. But the precise nature of a reputation is obscure. In one sense, reputation…


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Cristina Bicchieri, “Norms in the Wild: How to Diagnose, Measure, and Change Social Norms” (Oxford UP, 2017)

Robert Talisse , April 1st, 2017


Humans engage in a wide variety of collective behaviors, ranging from simple customs like wearing a heavy coat in winter to more complex group actions, as when an…


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