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

Author: Thomas Cathcart; Daniel M Klein; Johnny Heller; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView 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: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Humor
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Cathcart; Daniel M Klein; Johnny Heller; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781435632233 1435632230
OCLC Number: 213877893
Notes: Audio file.
Title from image on Web page (viewed Mar. 25, 2008).
Previously released on compact disc, 2007.
Performer(s): Narrated by Johnny Heller.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
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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