Search Books:

Join our mailing list:

Recent Articles

The Mystery Murder Case of the Century
by Robert Tanenbaum

by Anna Godbersen

Songs of 1966 That Make Me Wish I Could Sing
by Elizabeth Crook

The Opposite of Loneliness
by Marina Keegan

Remembering Ethel Merman
by Tony Cointreau

The Eleven Nutritional Commandments for Joint Health
by Richard Diana


Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar . . .

by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein

Published by Abrams Image

Read Excerpt

##time## / ##duration## Author Interview

Buy Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar  . . . at AmazonBuy Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar  . . . at Barnes & NobleBuy Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar  . . . at Indie Bound

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:

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

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