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Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar... : Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes (Reprint) (Paperback)
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This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they’d had in schoolOutrageously funny, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . has been a breakout bestseller ever since authors—and born vaudevillians—Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein did their schtick on NPR’sWeekend Edition. Lively, original, and powerfully informative, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar . . . is a not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical thinkers and traditions, from Existentialism (What do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?) to Logic (Sherlock Holmes never deduced anything). Philosophy 101 for those who like to take the heavy stuff lightly, this is a joy to read—and finally, it all makes sense!Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
Teaches the principles and concepts of philosophy through one-liner jokes, vaudeville humor, cartoons, and limericks, in an irreverent introduction to the great philosophers and philosophical traditions, from Existentialism to Logic.
Number of Pages: 215
Genre: Philosophy, Humor
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein
Street Date: June 24, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-5841
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