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Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar — Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes is a book by Thomas Wilson Cathcart and Daniel Martin Klein that explains several philosophical concepts with the help of jokes that serve to illustrate the points in the book. They tease the mind in the same ways…philosophy and jokes proceed from the same impulse: to confound our sense of the way things are, to flip our worlds upside down, and to ferret out hidden, often uncomfortable, truths about life. What the philosopher calls an insight, the gagster calls a zinger.
In an interview with NPR host Liane Hansen , Klein stated that when he and Cathcart were studying Philosophy at university, they noticed many similarities to the structure of jokes, which lead to the idea for the book. He hoped readers of the book would come away "with a good general background" of the subject, stating "it's kind of [like] Philosophy ". The book is split up into several chapters, each covering a different branch of philosophy, such as Metaphysics or Epistemology.
Each chapter is structured through exploring a series of concepts related to the branch of philosophy, usually beginning with a description of the concept, a joke, and an explanation of the joke. At the beginning and end of each chapter, a gag between two characters named Dimitri and Tasso is also featured. In this gag, Lenny is giving a Hegelian answer to an existential question. In a review for Philosophy Now , Tim Madigan noted that the book was "a pleasure to read", saying that its jokes "shamelessly illustrate many of the main points of philosophy" and while questioning if it and similar books alone would be "sufficiently explanatory", still recommended it.
A successor, Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington , was published on January 1st, , and uses the same structure and theme of the first book to explore a variety of logical fallacies, using statements from prominent American political figures as examples. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dewey Decimal.
He opens the closet to hang up his coat, and finds his best friend standing there, naked. Stunned, he says, "Lenny, what are you doing here? NPR Interview. Interviewed by Liane Hansen. Retrieved November 26, Philosophy Now. Retrieved 26 November, Lambert, Craig May—Jun Harvard Magazine. Mehegan, David August 15, The Boston Globe.
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Я… я… прошу прощения, - заикаясь, сказал Беккер и застегнул молнию на брюках. Повернувшись, он увидел вошедшую в туалет девушку. Молоденькая, изысканной внешности, ну прямо сошла со страниц журнала Севентин. Довольно консервативные брюки в клетку, белая блузка без рукавов. В руке красная туристская сумка фирмы Л.
Беккер резким движением взял парня под мышки, приподнял и с силой посадил на столик. - Слушай, сопливый мозгляк. Убирайся отсюда немедленно, или я вырву эту булавку из твоих ноздрей и застегну ею твой поганый рот. Парень побелел.
Справа бесконечной чередой мелькали кадры, запечатлевшие последние минуты Танкадо: выражение отчаяния на его лице, вытянутую руку, кольцо, поблескивающее на солнце. Сьюзан смотрела на эти кадры, то выходившие из фокуса, то вновь обретавшие четкость. Она вглядывалась в глаза Танкадо - и видела в них раскаяние. Он не хотел, чтобы это зашло так далеко, - говорила она. - Он хотел нас спасти.
Ты ничего не можешь с этим поделать, Дэвид. Не лезь не в свое .
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