Plato and a platypus walk into a bar-- : understanding philosophy through jokes
- Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein.
- New York : Abrams Image, 2006, c2007.
- Physical description
- 200 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
- Philogagging: an introduction
- Philosophy of religion
- Philosophy of language
- Social and political philosophy
- Summa time: a conclusion.
- Publisher's Summary
- This lively crash course in philosophy takes us on a hilarious - and at the same time, profound - tour through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts and thinkers. All with a light touch. As if being led on an intellectual adventure by a brilliant stand-up comic, the reader experiences light-hearted excursions through this weightiest of disciplines - laughing all the way. A ribald refresher course for those in-the-know or hilarious starter class, this makes Big Ideas a hoot to understand. Topics include: Logic (Sherlock Holmes never deduced anything!), analogies, fallacies, circular arguments, paradoxes Kant's antinomies, Social & Political Philosophy (Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau were probably nudists!), Philosophy of Religion (a priest and a rabbi are stranded on a desert island...), Existentialism (what do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?), Ethics and Aesthetics (a dog and a cat are sitting in this tree...), Epistemology (how do you know that you know the stuff you know?), Language ("it depends what your definition of is") and more...
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- 9780810914933 (hbk.)
- 081091493X (hbk.)
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