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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Philosophy
    • ISBN: 9780143113874, 0143113879
    • Pages: 224
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    Written by two philosophy graduates, Plato And A Platypus Walk Into A Bar... Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes explains complex philosophical concepts through popular jokes.

    Summary Of The Book

    Philosophy and jokes have a lot in common. Both observe life and the outside world, and challenge the mind to think about things differently. In Plato And A Platypus Walk Into A Bar... Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes, the two are brought together in a unique alliance to explain some of the most thought-provoking philosophical ideas through wit and humour. For those who have always found it hard to fathom philosophy, the book provides a perfect introduction that would both inform and entertain.

    Using standard joke formats like ‘two men walk into a bar’, ‘armed robbers burst into a bank’, and ‘doctor-secretary’, the book covers a wide variety of philosophical thoughts, including epistemology, ethics, relativity, metaphysics, and existentialism. Plato And A Platypus Walk Into A Bar - Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes was an international bestseller upon its release and was translated to twenty-five languages.

    About The Authors

    Thomas Cathcart is an American philosopher.

    He has co-authored popular books on philosophy such as Aristotle And An Aardvark Go To Washington and Plato And A Platypus Walk Into A Bar. He has also written an essay titled The Ontological Argument Works! (Sort Of).

    Cathcart studied philosophy at Harvard University. He has previously worked with organizations like Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

    Daniel Klein is an American writer and philosopher.

    He has collaborated with Cathcart on a number of books, including Aristotle And An Aardvark Go To Washington, Heidegger And A Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates, and Macho Meditations. He has also written The Elvis Presley Detective Series.

    Klein majored in philosophy from Harvard. He has developed comic sequences for the TV show Candid Camera and co-created a board game called Group Therapy. He has also written for leading stand-up comedians.

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    Funny ... Yes indeed, Introduction to Philosophy .... No

    This turned out to be my first book on the subject of Philosophy, expecting a light relaxed read with elements of humor, the book was perfect.
    The author goes though different subjects and classes of philosophy with multiple examples, the twist is all these examples are jokes. And yes they do bring out the meaning of the subject quite well.

    The problem with this method is each class of philosophy is covered with just one example(or joke). This way you cover a very vast universe of topics,...
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    Rushad Patel

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    A great, light-hearted way to learn about philosophy

    By the means of jokes, most very funny, this book takes a light-hearted dig at philosophy, while also doing a great job of explaining its complexities! For anyone even remotely interested in philosophy.
    Makes understanding philosophy very easy, and fun. Covers all the major fallacies and beliefs.
    This book outperforms its cousin in style - Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates doesn't manage to get the job done in such a fun way.
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    Ruchir Sharma

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    Awesome!

    You cannot NOT read this book. If you are a philosophical person and would love to get a hand on daily conflicts, go for it!
    This book definitely, slips into your spine!
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    Ashish Thakur

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    GOOD BUT A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND FOR BEGINNERS

    good book but could be better if the jokes should be explained how they are connected to philosophy, so one should read this book only if one should have a little knowledge about concepts of philosophy
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    Tushar Sahu

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    16 Jul, 2014

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