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understanding philosophy through jokes

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This edition published in by Penguin Books in New York.

Written in English

215 pages

This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they'd had in schoolOutrageously 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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understanding philosophy through jokes

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This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they'd had in schoolOutrageously 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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Library of Congress BD31 .C38 2008
Dewey 102/.07

Plato and a platypus walk into a bar--

understanding philosophy through jokes

This edition published in by Penguin Books in New York.


Table of Contents

Philogagging: an introduction
Metaphysics
Logic
Epistemology
Ethics
Philosophy of religion
Existentialism
Philosophy of language
Social and political philosophy
Relativity
Meta-philosophy
Summa time : a conclusion
Final exam
Great moments in the history of philosophy.

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Abrams Image, 2006.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-205) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
102/.07
Library of Congress
BD31 .C38 2008

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL21559171M
Internet Archive
platoandplatypus00cath
ISBN 13
9780143113874
LC Control Number
2008008999
Library Thing
2596851
Goodreads
3538130

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