Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart

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Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes Read Online Free - Here's a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. Its 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 its 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. Finallyit all makes sense!

Title : Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
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ISBN : 081091493X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 200 pages


Manny rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 17, 2015

DIMITRI: They laughed when we said we'd write a book explaining philosophy entirely through jokes. TASSO: Well, they're not laughing now!

Tieu uyen rated it ★★★☆☆

October 04, 2013

Là thế này, một hôm 2 anh tác giả buồn đời vì hết tiền, vào quán bar tán láo và làm li giải sầu. lúc ngà ngà, anh Tom nói với anh Dan, "anh biết triết học là gì không?" "là dùng đám ngôn từ phức tạp để nói về những điều đơn giản." "Yeap, tôi có kế hoạch kiếm tiền để dành cho về hưu đây, tham gia...

Ryan rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 04, 2016

Although I appreciate the philosophical crash course, couldn't the authors consider more jokes (a rough eye-balling might equate about 90% of them) that aren't at the expense of women? I suppose their section on "Feminist Philosophy" aims to answer nay-sayers. No answers for this reader, though....

Nandakishore rated it ★★★★☆

December 06, 2016

Jokes can be highly philosophical. I remember a famous comedy scene from a Malayalam movie, where a guy is bemoaning that he is ugly. He had been switched at birth: so his consolation is - "But this is not the real me: the real me is fair and handsome, living somewhere else with his foster parent...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

October 13, 2007

Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar... Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Catchart and Daniel Klein is a beautifully constructed and deceptively short book. It's one of those books that is nice to hold, nice to flip through and nice to read random snippets from. The jokes come in h...

Tuyen rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 16, 2017

Tập truyện cười đấy, chẳng có triết có trát gì đâu. Có những chuyện cũng vui lắm: Đồng chí God gọi Đam và Va lên tặng mỗi người một món quà. - món thứ nhất là có thể đái khi đứng? Ai muốn nào? Đam nói liền: - đứng đái? The sound is great! Super cool! Con lấy. God mỉm cười: - you got it! Món kia cho bé...

Snowfire rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 03, 2011

This book has two critical flaws: it's not funny and it's not informative. This... is bad. I'd be fine with funny jokes that are kind of irrelevant in a humor-focused book, or not-all-that-funny jokes that nevertheless illustrated a philosophical point well in a "make learning fun!" textbook. Yet...

Petra X rated it ★★★☆☆

May 05, 2015

The jokes are a bit lame and the main premises of each philosopher are really skirted over. Nonetheless, a good gag-gift for a student embarking on a philosophy class, for any business-type person you can't think what to buy and to put in the bathroom, to glance at occasionally. (And then to come...

Andy rated it ★★★★☆

February 17, 2008

This is definitely a "light read." It touches upon a lot of different philosophical ideas, sprinkled with jokes (most funny, some hilarious) that bear some link to the topic at hand. For example, in a discussion of existential angst, we get this zinger (p.120): Norman began to hyperventilate when...

Chris rated it ★★★☆☆

January 14, 2009

Like most Liberal Arts undergrads, I took a few philosophy courses while I was in college. In fact, my sophomore philosophy final has the distinction of being the only one I have ever actually slept through. My roommate woke me up at 11:30 and said, "Didn't you have a final this morning?" I don't...

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