From TED-Ed: What makes us giggle and guffaw? The inability to define comedy is its very appeal; it is defined by its defiance of definition. Addison Anderson riffs on the philosophy of Henri Bergson and Aristotle to elucidate how a definition draws borders while comedy breaks them down.
Watch this video in class to discuss the nature of definition and the need to draw borders around things and to create Truth. Anderson’s video explains just how shaky Truth can be, creating a space for endless redefinitions of the categories that hold us together.