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

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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by Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein
     
 

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From the authors of the bestselling Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, an uproarious new book on the meaning of death (and life, too)

The new book by the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar is a hilarious take on the philosophy, theology, and psychology of mortality and immortality. That is, Death. The authors pry

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From the authors of the bestselling Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, an uproarious new book on the meaning of death (and life, too)

The new book by the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar is a hilarious take on the philosophy, theology, and psychology of mortality and immortality. That is, Death. The authors pry open the coffin lid on this one, looking at the Big D and also its prequel, Life, and its sequel, the Hereafter. Philosophers such as Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Camus, and Sartre have been wrestling with the meaning of death for as long as they have been wrestling with the meaning of life. Fortunately, humorists have been keeping pace with the major thinkers by creating gags about dying. Death’s funny that way—it gets everybody’s attention.

Death has gotten a bad rap. It’s time to take a closer look at what the Deep Thinkers have to say on the subject, and there are no better guides than Cathcart and Klein.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670020836
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Publication date:
10/20/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein pursued the usual careers after majoring in philosophy at Harvard. Tom has worked with street gangs in Chicago, doctors at Blue Cross Blue Shield, and has dropped out of various divinity schools. Daniel has written several novels and nonfiction books as well as jokes for comedians like Flip Wilson and Lily Tomlin. Daniel Klein lives in Massachusetts, and Thomas Cathcart lives in New York City.

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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 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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NannersNR More than 1 year ago
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!
PoohbahPC More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Fezziwig More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago