The European Journal of Humour Research

Vol 1, No 3 (2013)

Book review: Hurley, M. M., Dennett, D. C. & Adams, R. B., Jr. (2011). Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 376 pp.

Victor Raskin


A book review of Inside Jokes: Using Humor to ReverseEngineer the Mind.  by M. M. Hurley, D. C. Dennett, & R. B. Adams, Jr. Cambridge, MA. MIT Press. 2011


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