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Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar
Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar
Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
Submitted by Careyp74
21st May 2012
Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar

I found this book really interesting for its use of jokes to explain philosophical concepts, including common logical fallacies. The jokes for the most part are not that funny, but make for memorable points in remembering all the information given in the book.

One side effect of the book is understanding more about what makes jokes themselves funny. While delving into Kant's analysis of a priori and a posteriori knowledge, the authors show the conflicts causing jokes to make people laugh.
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By snoops on 4th October 2012, 06:41 AM
thanx, that looks excellent, great the short list
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By IllegalArgument on 29th January 2013, 12:33 PM
Great book, I just re-read it this month.
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