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

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Penguin Books
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4.91 X 7.06 X 0.61 inches | 0.39 pounds

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About the Author
Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein studied philosophy together at Harvard in the last millennium. Since then Danny has written comedy for Lily Tomlin, Flip Wilson, and others, and published scores of fiction and nonfiction books-- from thrillers to entertaining philosophical books, such as his London Times bestseller Travels with Epicurus and his most recent book, Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It. Born in 1939, Danny persists in denying his mortality. He thinks it's a joke.

Thomas Cathcart studied theology and managed health care organi­zations before linking up with Danny to write Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington, and I Think Therefore I Draw. He is also the author of The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge? and There is no God and Mary is His Mother: Rediscovering Religionless Christianity
"[Cathcart and Klein] know their stuff, and wear their learnedness lightly, and Plato and a Platypus is a pleasure to read....I can't help but love this book, and I have been quoting liberally from it" --Philosophy Now

"A Hoot." --Times Literary Supplement

"What happens when you mix corny jokes, one-liners and vaudeville humour with some of life's great lessons? You get an extraordinary read you'll want to share with as many people as possible." --Orlando Sentinel

"The zaniest bestseller of the year." --The Boston Globe

"I laughed, I learned, I loved it." --Roy Blount, Jr.