Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes – Thomas Cathcart , Daniel Klein

Contributor: Switler

Switler’s Rating: 4.0/5.0

GoodRead’s Rating: 3.77/5

Genre: Philosophy

Review:

‘Pluto and Platypus walk into a Bar’ can also be called ‘When Philosophy marries Humor’! This is a philosophical book and the best part is that it is Humorous! This is the only book I have read (so far) which blends the two wonderfully. It tries to explain the reader about various branches of Philosophy without going too much into the details. And the authors have used jokes to explain the philosophical concepts.

Those who enjoy philosophy will enjoy this book thoroughly but those who keep such books at bay can still go for it. They will at least enjoy the jokes! They may not make one roll on the floor with laughter but one will nevertheless find those amusing! I give the authors full marks for finding appropriate jokes for the concepts!!! Just amazing!

Let me end the review with 2 jokes from the book!!

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(This one is where authors try to explain that everyone has a purpose!)
“Mrs. Goldstein was walking down the street with her two grandchildren. A friend stopped to ask her how old they were. She replied, “The doctor is five and the lawyer is seven.”

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(This one is where authors explain the difference between essential and accidental properties!)
Abe: I got a riddle for you, Sol. What’s green, hangs on the wall, and whistles?
Sol: I give up.
Abe: A herring.
Sol: But a herring isn’t green.
Abe: So you can paint it green.
Sol: But a herring doesn’t hang on the wall.
Abe: Put a nail through it, it hangs on the wall.
Sol: But a herring doesn’t whistle!
Abe: So? It doesn’t whistle. Sue me!

Comments: Happy chuckling:-)

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