A Theory of Amusement

  • Alan RobertsEmail author


In this chapter, I complete Theory of Amusement (ToA) from Chapter  2. In Section 1, I complete ToA by combining the Cognitive Component of Amusement (CCoA) from Chapter  4 with the Affective Component of Amusement (ACoA) from Chapter  5 and, in Section 2, I briefly outline some techniques for increasing amusement by increasing arousal. Finally, in Section 3, I summarise the key claims of this chapter and of this book.


Amusement Cognitive Affective Arousal 


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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of SussexBrightonUK

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