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

Cathcart, Thomas; Klein, Daniel

ISBN 10: 0143113879 / 0-14-311387-9
ISBN 13: 9780143113874
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
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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!

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