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“Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes” is a good book that you can read online or download to read it later. 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.
Brief Summary Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar by Thomas Cathcart
The back panel of the book says “Finally, a crash course in philosophy via jokes.” If you buy into this unfortunate promotional drivel you will be instantly disappointed. You are not actually going to learn a lot of philosophy from this book as others have noted. But come on, it is 199 pages of jokes with a bit of commentary by two old hippies who did undergraduate degrees in philosophy at Harvard. This ain’t exactly like sitting at the feet of Aristotle in the lyceum for four years. (Hmmm – maybe that college reminiscence review ain’t so bad after all). To truly appreciate the humor of this book (especially the punch line to the title – which is fabulous!) you need to have had at least some exposure to formal philosophy and its vocabulary. If you don’t, try Mortimer Adler’s “Aristotle for Everybody”, Plato’s “Republic” (I detest this disastrous book but you must read it) and “The Dream of Reason” by Anthony Gottlieb for starters. You will figure out where to go from there.
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- Name: Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
- Author: Thomas Cathcart
- Language: English
- Genre: Fiction Satire
- Format: PDF/ePub
- Size: 1 MB
- Pages: 215
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