Plato and A Platypus Walk Into A Bar

Plato and A Platypus Walk Into A Bar

Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

Book - 2006
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This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they'd had in school

Outrageously 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's Weekend 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!

And now, you can read Daniel Klein's further musings on life and philosophy in Travels with Epicurus and Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change it .
Publisher: New York : Abrams Image, 2006, c2007
ISBN: 9780143113874
Characteristics: 200 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Klein, Daniel M.

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Mar 31, 2018

This book is hilarious and informative at the same time: lots of belly laughs and philosophical factoids all rolled into one. The authors survey the great philosophical questions and the schools of philosophical thought that aim to answer them, illustrating the ideas through jokes.


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