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Plato and a platypus walk into a bar : understanding philosophy through jokes

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  • Contributor: Heller, Johnny; Klein, Daniel M.
    Edition: Unabridged
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    2011
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    Copyrighted
    2007
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    The great philosopher Aristotle once said "Humor is the only test of gravity, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious." Taking this tenet to task, Cathart and Klein tackle all the major philosophical perspectives--ancient and postmodern alike--and make them universally accessible through hilarious jokes that cut straight to the core of the principle. Hobbes, for instance, believed that life is "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." Why then, the authors ask, did he complain about it being short?

    Sujet(s): Humor | Philosophy
    Éditeur original: Prince Frederick, MD, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Recorded Books, [Distributed by] OneClick Digital
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781456102821