A hilarious new exploration of philosophy through cartoons from the duo who brought you the New York Times bestselling Plato and a Platypus Walk Into A Bar...
Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klien have been thinking deep thoughts and writing jokes for decades, and now they are here to help us understand Philosophy through cartoons, and cartoons through Philosophy. Covering topics as diverse as religion, gender, knowledge, morality, and the meaning of life (or the lack thereof), I Think, Therefore I Draw gives a thorough introduction to all of the major debates in philosophy through history and the present. And since they explain with the help of a selection of some of the smartest cartoonists working today, you'll breeze through these weighty topics as you guffaw and slap your knee.
Cathcart and Klein's Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar... and Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates have been a favorite of philosophers and non-philosophers alike for years. Packed with dozens of witty cartoons and loaded with profound philosophical insight, I Think, Therefore I Draw will delight readers and leave them enlightened.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Daniel Klien and Thomas Cathcart studied philosophy together at Harvard in the last millennium. Since then...Danny has written comedy for Lily Tomlin, Flip Wilson, and others, and published scores of fiction and non-fiction booksfrom thrillers to entertaining philosophical books, such as his London Times bestseller, Travels with Epicurus, and his most recent book, Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life They Change It.Tom studied theology and managed health care organizations before linking up with Danny to write Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington, and Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates. He is also the author of The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge? an entertaining philosophical look at a tricky ethical conundrum.
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Table of Contents
I What's It All About, Alfie?: The Meaning of Life 1
II Is It Now Yet?: The Philosophy of Time 17
III Is There Really Any Difference between Girls and Boys?: The New World of Gender Philosophy 33
IV If It Works, It's Right, Right?: The Epistemology of Pragmatism 45
V What Is the Fairest Way to Divvy Up Goods?: Capitalism, Marxism, and Libertarianism 53
VI You Call This Living?: Hedonism, Stoicism, and Mindful Living 65
VII A Technical Question: Is Technology Ruining Humankind?: Artificial Intelligence, Naturalism, Functionalism, and the Concept of Self 79
VIII Is There a Cosmic Scheme, and Who's Asking?: Cosmology and Other Metaphysics 97
IX What Do You Mean, "Mean"?: Language, Truth, and Logic 121
X What Makes You Think You Know What You Think You Know?: Theories of Knowledge 141
XI What's the Best Way to Organize Society, and What's in It for Me?: Social and Political Philosophy 161
XII Who Are You to Question Authority?: The Philosophy of Law and Moral Authority 173
XIII Who Says I'm Responsible?: Determinism, Free Will, and Existentialism 181
XIV What Went Wrong with Right and Wrong?: The Philosophy of Ethical Behavior 189
XV What If Your Right Is My Wrong?: Moral Relativity 207
XVI Is Love All There Is?: Eros and Beyond 219
XVII Why Won't God Tell Us Whether He or She Exists?: Theism, Proofs, and Strategies 235
XVIII Philosophy, Schmolosophy, Who Needs It?: Metaphilosophy 253
Image Credits 301