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19
Jan
2011
56:34 mins
Episode: Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates 
WGBH-FM: Forum Network | Book Tour Podcast | 94 Episodes
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Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein discuss <em>Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between</em>.

Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein achieved bestselling fame with their first book, <em>Plato and a Platypus Walked Into a Bar</em>, a survey of key philosophical concepts through jokes. This newest book is a hilarious take on the philosophy, theology, and psychology of mortality and immortality. That is, Death. Philosophers such as Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Camus, and Sartre have been wrestling with the meaning of death for as long as they have been wrestling with the meaning of life. Fortunately, humorists have been keeping pace with the major thinkers by creating gags about dying. Death's funny that way--it gets everybody's attention.
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