Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates by Thomas Cathcart audiobook

Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between

By Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
Read by Grover Gardner and Tom Weiner

By Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
Read by Grover Gardner and Tom Weiner

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780670020836

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441700094

  • ISBN: 9781441700124

  • ISBN: 9781441700155

Runtime: 3.96 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Death has gotten a bad rap. It’s time to take a closer look at what the Deep Thinkers have to say on the subject, and there are no better guides than Cathcart and Klein, the authors of the New York Times bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar.

This book is a hilarious take on the philosophy, theology, and psychology of mortality and immortality—that is, Death. The authors pry open the coffin lid on this one, looking at the Big D and also its prequel, Life, and its sequel, the Hereafter. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I laughed, I learned, I loved it.” Roy Blount, Jr. on Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar
“On my standard literary scale of ‘Read it,’ ‘Skip it,’ or ‘Burn it,’ this book is definitely a ‘Read it.’ I strongly suggest this book to everyone.” Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle
“Smart and lighthearted…An entertaining and surprisingly informative survey of the ‘Big D’ and its centrality in human life.” Publishers Weekly
“What do you get if you cross the ‘Prairie Home Companion’ joke show with a seminar on the fundamental questions of Western philosophy? You get Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates, Thomas Cathcart’s and Daniel Klein’s third foray into elucidating the daunting, dismaying depths of philosophy with some pretty good jokes and some very clever, fast-paced précis of what the big guys have thought and said about the meaning of it all…Heavy stuff that, in Cathcart’s and Klein’s deft, dare we say death-defying hands…makes you laugh and leaves you understanding a lot more than you did when you started.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Thomas Cathcart

Author Bio: Thomas Cathcart Thomas Cathcart is the internationally bestselling coauthor of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar… and Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates with his friend Daniel Klein. He studied philosophy at Harvard and has spent most of his career in health care. Cathcart lives in New York City.

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Author Bio: Daniel Klein

Author Bio: Daniel Klein

Daniel Klein is the author of The History of Now, winner of ForeWord magazine’s Silver Award for best literary novel of 2009. He is also coauthor of Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates and the New York Times bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. He is the author of the 2012 bestseller Travels with Epicurus and numerous other works of fiction, nonfiction, and humor. A graduate of Harvard in philosophy, he lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 3.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English