Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar...: Understanding Philosophy through Jokes

Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar...: Understanding Philosophy through Jokes

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by Thomas Cathcart, Johnny Heller, Daniel Klein
     
 

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This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they’d had in school

Outrageously 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.

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This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they’d had in school

Outrageously 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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Boston Globe
The zaniest bestseller of the year.\
Roy Blount Jr.
I laughed, I learned, I loved it.\
From the Publisher
“The zaniest bestseller of the year.”—The Boston Globe

“I laughed, I learned, I loved it.”—Roy Blount, Jr.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428173767
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
07/30/2007
Edition description:
Unabridged, 6 CDs, 7 hours
Product dimensions:
12.40(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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“The zaniest bestseller of the year.”—The Boston Globe

“I laughed, I learned, I loved it.”—Roy Blount, Jr.

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