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Plato and a platypus walk into a bar-- : understanding philosophy through jokes

Author: Thomas Cathcart; Daniel M Klein; Johnny Heller
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The great philosopher Aristotle once said "Humor is the only test of gravity, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious." Taking this tenet to task, Cathart and Klein tackle all the major philosophical perspectives--ancient and postmodern alike--and make them universally accessible through hilarious jokes that cut straight to the core of the principle. Hobbes, for instance, believed that life is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Humor
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Cathcart; Daniel M Klein; Johnny Heller
ISBN: 9781428173774 1428173773
OCLC Number: 167762214
Notes: In container (22 cm.).
Title from container.
"Unabridged Nonfiction"--Container.
Performer(s): Narrated by Johnny Heller.
Description: 4 audiocassettes (4 hr., 15 min.) : analog
Responsibility: Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein.

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The great philosopher Aristotle once said "Humor is the only test of gravity, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious." Taking this tenet to task, Cathart and Klein tackle all the major philosophical perspectives--ancient and postmodern alike--and make them universally accessible through hilarious jokes that cut straight to the core of the principle. Hobbes, for instance, believed that life is "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." Why then, the authors ask, did he complain about it being short?

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