This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes theyâ€™d had in school Outrageously funny, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . has been a breakout bestseller ever since authorsâ€”and born vaudevilliansâ€”Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein did their schtick on NPRâ€™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 readâ€”and finally, it all makes sense! Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.