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.
Funny ... Yes indeed, Introduction to Philosophy .... No
2 May, 2012
A great, light-hearted way to learn about philosophy
Certified Buyer, Auroville
12 Sep, 2014
Certified Buyer, Pathankot
20 Jul, 2015
GOOD BUT A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND FOR BEGINNERS
Certified Buyer, Delhi
16 Jul, 2014