December 4, 2007

Deb's Bookshelf: Plato and A Platypus Walk Into A Bar

Do you ever wonder why anyone would study philosophy? This book answers the question.

In Plato and A Platypus Walk Into A Bar, you will find out and the finding out will be a funny, joyful journey. How do we know what types of knowledge we can rely upon? How broadly can you reliably reason from general principles? How do you problem solve when encountering a completely unique experience? Why it is so difficult for us to understand each other?

Read this book and you will have a lot of fresh insight into these issues. Don't care about such things? Read the book anyway. You will find the greatest joke collection EVER. Here's an example:

A ninety year old man went to the doctor and said, "Doctor, my eighteen year old wife is expecting a baby."

The doctor said, "Let me tell you a story. A man went hunting, but instead of a gun, he picked up an umbrella by mistake. When a bear suddenly charged at the man, he picked up the umbrella, shot the bear, and killed it."

The man said, "Impossible. Someone else must have shot that bear."

The doctor said, "My point exactly!"

Find this book and read it. You'll learn a little philosophy and have a great time.

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