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Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar . . .

by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein

Published by Abrams Image

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Finally, a crash course in philosophy via jokes. Gags really do explain the meaning of it all in this lively book, loaded with one-liners, vaudeville humor, cartoons, and even a limerick or two.

Harvard philosophy majors Tom Cathcart and Dan Klein are your emcees on this hilarious yet profound tour de farce through Western philosophy, covering such topics as:

Logic
Sherlock Holmes never deduced anything!
Existentialism
You haven't lived until you think about death all the time.
Ethics
The Sopranos' contribution to the Golden Rule.
Language
It all depends on what your definition of "is" is.


pub date: 2007-03-01 | hardcover | 9780810914933