Plato and a platypus walk into a bar-- : understanding philosophy through jokes
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New York : Penguin Books, 2008.
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215 pages : ill. ; 18 cm.
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This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they'd had in school

Outrageously funny, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar ... has been a breakout bestseller ever since authors--and born vaudevillians--Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein did their schtick on NPR's Weekend Edition . Lively, original, and powerfully informative, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar ... is a not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical thinkers and traditions, from Existentialism ( What do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common? ) to Logic ( Sherlock Holmes never deduced anything ). Philosophy 101 for those who like to take the heavy stuff lightly, this is a joy to read--and finally, it all makes sense! And now, you can read Daniel Klein's further musings on life and philosophy in Travels with Epicurus and Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change it .
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Originally published: New York : Abrams Image, 2006.
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Teaches the principles and concepts of philosophy through one-liner jokes, vaudeville humor, cartoons, and limericks, in an irreverent introduction to the great philosophers and philosophical traditions, from Existentialism to Logic.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Cathcart, T., & Klein, D. M. (2008). Plato and a platypus walk into a bar--: understanding philosophy through jokes. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cathcart, Thomas, 1940- and Daniel M. Klein. 2008. Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar--: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cathcart, Thomas, 1940- and Daniel M. Klein, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar--: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes. New York: Penguin Books, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Cathcart, Thomas, and Daniel M Klein. Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar--: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes. New York: Penguin Books, 2008. Print.

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