Plato and a Platypus

Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar…: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, 2006, Abrams Image. 

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I’m not so sure how well one can learn about philosophy through this fun little book.  I guess it depends on how much you already know.  Mostly, the chapters are topical setups for the jokes.  It’s a nice book for bedtime, I think.  Light reading, but not mindless.  The jokes are mostly mediocre, but that’s better than most joke books available, I think.  There are a few that are really quite good, too.

Recommended for interesting reading, perhaps an introduction to philosophy for those who feel intimidated by the word.

Thanks to my friend Camilo for the gift.

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