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Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between

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  • Posted April 13, 2010

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    Philosopy Made Fun

    I picked this up on a whim thinking my Son In Law might like it for Christmas. He has read it, and I now have two copies of my own -- Hb and ebook. Best series in existance for learning philosophy and enjoying it!

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

    Funny-and touching

    A really unique book. Lots of laughs, but also a good deal of wisdom, and at the very end a touching thought about the beauty of life. What an intriguing book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    Christmas/Birthday gifts a hit

    After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I decided that this book and two others by the same writer would be perfect gifts for my son, my grandson and my son-in-law, they all have finely tuned intellect and humor . The books were a hit with all three! Thank You!

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    Making Fun of Philosophy

    From the authors of "Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar," and "Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington," "Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates" is another tongue-in-cheek look at the history of philosophy. In this third book in their series, the authors focus on death and what comes after it---if anything. Enjoyable, as always, but perhaps not as much as the first two books. These authors raise Woody Allen to the philosophical pantheon of people like Heidegger, Kant, and William James. Plato becomes the godfather of soul! What a hoot! Who knew philosophy could be such fun?

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