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

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Here's a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. It's Philosophy ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar . . .: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

Overall customer rating: 4.667
Larys

A thoughtful riot!

by Larys on Jul 12, 2011

I really enjoyed this book -- so much in fact, that when I picked it up and read a part of it in a bookstore, it was painful for me to then wait to receive it after ordering it online! It's filled to the brim with jokes and though at some points they can distract, overall, they help to keep the tone ... More

horselover
by horselover on Sep 4, 2010

A fun review of broad issues in philosophy that manages to provoke thought yet also amuse. The jokes illustrate the points beautifully. I found myself wanting to share the jokes with others -- a danger if they are trying to read at the same time. More

rosevines

Frolicsome learning

by rosevines on Aug 16, 2007

What a great way to learn about philosophy. This book is fun, informative and easily digested. I read it in a sitting or two and now return to it frequently to re-read bits and pieces. More

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