Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

Cathcart, Thomas; Klein, Daniel
Abrams Image 2007
ISBN 978-0-8109-1493-3
200pp
Date finished: 2009-07-23

Quick and breezy little book explaining philosophical ideas such as ethics, religion, and epistemology using jokes. For example, on existentialism's argument that people must come to terms with their anxiety over death:

Customer: How do you prepare your chickens? Waiter: Oh, nothing special really. We just tell them they're going to die.

Tagged: humour, philosophy

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%T Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...
%S Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
%K philosophy, humour
%A Cathcart, Thomas
%A Klein, Daniel
%@ 2009-07-23
%G ISBN 978-0-8109-1493-3
%P 200pp
%I Abrams Image
%C New York
%D 2007

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