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

 
 
 
 
Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . .: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
Author: Thomas Cathcart - Daniel Klein
ISBN 13: 9780143113874
ISBN 10: 143113879
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2008-06-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 215
List Price: $15.00
 
 

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!

Boston Globe

The zaniest bestseller of the year.\