Plato and A Platypus Walk Into A Bar

Plato and A Platypus Walk Into A Bar

Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

Book - 2006
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Here's a lively, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. It's Philosophy 101 for everyone who knows not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously. Some of the Big Ideas are existentialism (what do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?), philosophy of language (how to express what it's like being stranded on a desert island with Halle Berry), feminist philosophy (why, in the end, a man is always a man), and much more. Finally--it all makes sense!--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Image, 2006.
ISBN: 9780810914933
Characteristics: 200 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Klein, Daniel M.

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Mar 31, 2018

This book is hilarious and informative at the same time: lots of belly laughs and philosophical factoids all rolled into one. The authors survey the great philosophical questions and the schools of philosophical thought that aim to answer them, illustrating the ideas through jokes.


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