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

Author: Thomas Cathcart; Daniel M Klein
Publisher: New York : Abrams Image, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here's a lively, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. It's 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 it's like being stranded on a desert island with Halle Berry),  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
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Cathcart, Thomas, 1940-
Plato and a platypus walk into a bar--
New York : Abrams Image, 2006
(OCoLC)608161946
Online version:
Cathcart, Thomas, 1940-
Plato and a platypus walk into a bar--
New York : Abrams Image, 2006
(OCoLC)608204755
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Cathcart; Daniel M Klein
ISBN: 081091493X 9780810914933
OCLC Number: 71312724
Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Philogagging: an introduction --
Metaphysics --
Logic --
Epistemology --
Ethics --
Philosophy of religion --
Existentialism --
Philosophy of language --
Social and political philosophy --
Relativity --
Meta-philosophy --
Summa time: a conclusion.
Responsibility: Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein.
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A crash course in philosophy, this work takes us on a funny tour through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts and thinkers. The topics include: Logic (Sherlock Holmes never deduced  Read more...

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