The Absurd: Decontextualization, Sense, Meaning and Humor

Jesús Portillo Fernández

Abstract


This research looks into absurdity focusing on its etymology as well as its relationship with the concepts "sense" and "meaning", looks into the concepts of "context" and "decontextualization" so as to understand the nature of absurd decontextualization. Considering the different meanings of absurdity in literature, philosophy and humour, this research is also meant to provide a breakdown of the architecture of nonsense (propositional and situational).

Keywords


Absurdity; sense; meaning; decontextualization; humour



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22370/rhv.2013.2.96

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