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    DescriptionThis New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they'd had in school Outrageously funny, "Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar" . . . has been a breakout bestseller ever since authors--and born vaudevillians--Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein did their schtick on NPR's "Weekend Edition." Lively, original, and powerfully informative, "Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar" . . . is a not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical thinkers and traditions, from Existentialism ("What do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?") to Logic ("Sherlock Holmes never deduced anything"). Philosophy 101 for those who like to take the heavy stuff lightly, this is a joy to read--and finally, it all makes sense! Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.

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    Plato and A Platypus Walk into A Bar
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Cathcart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143113874
    ISBN 10: 0143113879

    BIC E4L: PHI
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BIC subject category V2: HPC
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHUM
    B&T Approval Code: A23306000
    B&T General Subject: 610
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    B&T Approval Code: A10010000
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000, HUM003000, HUM004000
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    Libri: ENGM1820, PHIL8004
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25210
    DC22: 102/.07
    LC classification: BD31 .C38 2008
    DC22: 102.07
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    DC21: 102.07
    Thema V1.0: QDH, WHX
    Edition statement
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "The zaniest bestseller of the year."--"The Boston Globe" "I laughed, I learned, I loved it."--Roy Blount, Jr.