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

By Thomas Cathcart

Penguin Books
Released: 2008-06-24
Paperback (215 pages)

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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

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go To Washington: Understanding Political Doublespeak Through Philosophy and Jokes

By Thomas Cathcart

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Hardcover (191 pages)

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go To Washington: Understanding Political Doublespeak Through Philosophy and Jokes
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Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, authors of the national bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, aren€™t falling for any election year claptrap—and they don€™t want their readers to either! In Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington, our two favorite philosopher-comedians return just in time to save us from the double-speak, flim-flam, and alternate reality of politics in America.Deploying jokes and cartoon as well as the occasional insight from Aristotle and his peers, Cathcart and Klein explain what politicos are up to when they state: “The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.€ (Donald Rumsfeld), “It depends on what the meaning of the word `is€™ is.€ (Bill Clinton), or even, “We hold these truths to be self-evident…€ (Thomas Jefferson, et al).Drawing from the pronouncements of everyone from Caesar to Condoleeza Rice, Genghis Kahn to Hillary Clinton, and Adolf Hitler to A

Thomas Cathcart: Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar . . . : Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes (Paperback); 2008 Edition

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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!

Letting Go Is All We Have To Hold On To: Humor For Humans

By Gregg Eisenberg

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"The pocketbook guide to people."
"Jokes about impermanence that will last forever."
"The book that happened while you were making other plans."
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All humor is philosophy. Linguist Ludwig Wittgenstein went further and wrote: "An entire treatise of philosophy could be written that consists entirely of humor." Evan Hodkins similarly stated: "The next religion will consist of a catalog of jokes." The Mexican poet Cesar Cruz likewise said that all art should "comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable." And now, dear reader, you have stumbled upon a collection of original material that combines all of the above in bite-sized, easy-to-digest nuggets!

(From the Preface) - It's rare to find a trifecta of thought streams and modalities as unexpectedly intertwined as what we find in this one-of-a-kind collection of original, one-sentence jokes, aphorisms (or "laughorisms") known as The Eisenberg Principles. In these one-sentence vignettes, the fields of philosophy, physics, and psychology marry into uproariously funny trysts of paradoxical play, each one like a piece of deluxe brain-candy which is no less serious in its treatment of the human condition as it is absurd. We are not only afforded a chance to glimpse into the thoughts of this wondrously twisted thinker, we are challenged to follow him into the surprising and impossible rabbit holes of language he unearths on every page.

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote: "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in the mind at the same time -- and still retain the ability to function." This curious catalog of contradictions is like a compendium of modern Zen koans and puts you through Fitzgerald's test, playing with the principles of paradox, polarity, and incongruity to take you from the comforts of cliché to the chasms of contradiction with just a few strokes of a pen.


"Eisenberg uses verbal gymnastics to twist and stretch the boundaries of logic, throwing the semantics of everyday expressions into question - hopefully stirring our collective conversation about meaning and consciousness forward."
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When I said humor can lead to enlightenment, I was not joking!" ~ Eisenberg

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