Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein

Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar

Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein

Talk: Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar

Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein visit Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss their book "Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes." Here's 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.

Thomas Cathcart

Thomas Cathcart graduated from Harvard with a degree in philosophy, studied theology at the University of Chicago, and embarked on a “checkered career” (his words) from college teaching to hospice management until, at the age of 67.

Daniel Klein

Daniel Martin Klein is an American writer of fiction, non-fiction, and humor. His most notable works are Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar co-written with Thomas Cathcart and Travels With Epicurus.

Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar

Some of the Big Ideas are Existentialism (what do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?), Philosophy of Language (how to express what it's like being stranded on a desert island with Halle Berry), Feminist Philosophy (why, in the end, a man is always a man), and much more. Finally--it all makes sense!

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