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Ted Cohen is Professor in Philosophy, the Committee on Art and Design and the Committee on General Studies. His interest in humor began as a hobby and has become a full-blown academic pursuit. He began studying jokes after publishing essays on figurative speech. He has lectured on the nature of humor and jokes, as well as on sports, photography and art. Among his recent publications are the book Jokes: Philosophical Thoughts on Joking Matters, (University Of Chicago Press, 2001) and the essays, "Identifying with Metaphor," "Metaphor, Feeling, and Narrative," and "Three Problems in Kant's Aesthetics." His most recent publication is the book Thinking of Others: On the Talent for Metaphor.