Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . by Thomas Cathcart
Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

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Here's a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. It's Philosophy 101 for everyone who knows not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously. Some of the Big Ideas are Existentialism (what do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?), Philosophy of Language (how to express what it's like being stranded on a desert island with Halle Berry), Feminist Philosophy (why, in the end, a man is always a man), and much more. Finally--it all makes sense!

About Thomas Cathcart

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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
Published May 1, 2007 by Abrams Image. 208 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Law & Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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