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Laughing and Crying: A Study of the Limits of Human Behavior

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First published in German in 1940 and widely recognized as a classic of philosophical anthropology, Laughing and Crying considers this significant pair of types of expressive behavior, considering them both in themselves and in their relation to the fundamental nature of humanity.

About the Author

HELMUTH PLESSNER (1892 - 1985) was a leading figure in the field of philosophical anthropology. He was the author of more than thirteen books, including The Limits of Community: A Critique of Social Radicalism, The Levels of the Organic and the Human, and Political Anthropology.


By Helmuth Plessner, translated by James Spencer Churchill and Marjorie Grene and with a foreword by Marjorie Grene

Publication Date: 1970

  • Phenomenology
  • DOI: 10.21985/N2313X

    E-ISBN: 978-0-8101-3972-5

    P-ISBN: 978-0-8101-3971-8

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