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This ain't your grandpappy's dusty old philosophy class! It's the philosophy seminar your college ethics professor wished he could teach! It's . . . the definitive tenth-anniversary edition of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey's award-winning, best-selling Action Philosophers!

Study the tenets of Plato, the wrestling superstar from ancient Greece, learn the lessons of Nietzsche, the original übermensch, and meditate on the messages of Bodhidharma, a kung fu master. Laugh, learn, ...

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Overview

This ain't your grandpappy's dusty old philosophy class! It's the philosophy seminar your college ethics professor wished he could teach! It's . . . the definitive tenth-anniversary edition of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey's award-winning, best-selling Action Philosophers!

Study the tenets of Plato, the wrestling superstar from ancient Greece, learn the lessons of Nietzsche, the original übermensch, and meditate on the messages of Bodhidharma, a kung fu master. Laugh, learn, laugh some more, and ponder the messages of history's great thinkers as Van Lente and Dunlavey deliver this comprehensive cartoon history from the pre-Socratics to Jacques Derrida!

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Editorial Reviews

Douglas Wolk
The premise…isn't particularly novel: brief vitae of philosophical greats from the pre-Socratics to the poststructuralists, with explanations of their ideas. The achievement of the writer Fred Van Lente and the artist Ryan Dunlavey, though, is visualizing them in intensely goofy but intellectually rigorous ways.
—The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977832934
  • Publisher: Evil Twin Comics
  • Publication date: 11/11/2009
  • Pages: 309
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred Van Lente
Fred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Marvel Zombies, Incredible Hercules (with Greg Pak), Odd Is On Our Side (with Dean R. Koontz), as well as the American Library Association award-winning Action Philosophers.

His original graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens (co-written with Andrew Foley) is the basis for the major motion picture starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.

Van Lente's other comics include The Comic Book History of Comics, Taskmaster, Archer & Armstrong, Amazing Spider-Man and GI Joe.

Fred loves hearing from readers at fred.vanlente@gmail.com. The author lives in Brooklyn, N.Y..

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