Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar...: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes (Paperback)

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    Tom Cathcart and Daniel Klein pursued the usual careers after majoring in philosophy at Harvard. Tom worked with street gangs in Chicago and dropped in and out of various divinity schools. Dan wrote jokes for comedians, including Flip Wilson and Lily Tomlin, designed stunts for Candid Camera, and continues to pen thrillers. Each lives with his wife in New England

    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’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!

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    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9780143113874
    Genre PHILOSOPHY / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 215
    Publisher Date 2008-06-24 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 7.0 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Cathcart, Thomas

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