Plato and a Platypus/Aristotle and an Aardvark PDF ePub eBook

  • Format Name: Plato and a Platypus/Aristotle and an Aardvark
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  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • Data Published: 27 March 2009
  • ISBN: 081098377X
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  • Format eBook: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • File Size: 12MB
  • Language: English
  • Number of Pages: 400 pages
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This text is suitable for the format painter. Two books, one box and the meaning of life - what more do you want? In the "New York Times" bestseller "Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes", you'll get a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts and thinkers. It's philosophy 101 for everyone who knows not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously. But wait! There's more!Our two favourite philosopher comedians also are here to rescue everyone from the double-speak, flim-flam and alternate reality of politics. Lobbing jokes and cartoons - as well as the occasional insight from Aristotle and his peers - "Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington: Understanding Political Doublespeak Through Philosophy and Jokes" explains what politicos are really 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). Finally - it all makes sense!

About Thomas Cathcart

Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein pursued the usual careers after majoring in philosophy at Harvard. Tom worked with street gangs in Chicago and dropped in and out of various divinity schools. Dan wrote jokes for comedians, designed stunts for Candid Camera and continues to pen thrillers.


    01 January 2016

    Could you include a link to the spreadsheet in this post? It would be nice for anyone to be able to verify your calculations. You could easily host the file on Dropbox or Google Docs and post the link.

    12 August 2016

    Gah, another for the order pile.

      17 March 2016

      Thank you for your time and help, and look forward to speaking with you soon!

      17 February 2016

      My daughter is 5 and we have just started a video blog on books she is reading. Please have a look and leave her a comment:) thank you

    23 July 2016

    KonnichiwaI am a beginner in kanji and where can I start from the grade 1 kanji


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