Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
Author: Daniel Klein | Paperback
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!
And now, you can read Daniel Klein's further musings on life and philosophy in Travels with Epicurus and Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change it.
Publisher: Penguin Books | Pub Date: July 01, 2008 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 224 | Dimensions: 0.61" H x 7.06" L x 4.91" W | 0.39 lbs