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Author: Daniel Klein,Thomas Cathcart
ISBN13: 978-0143144984
Title: Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explain Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between
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Publisher: Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition (October 20, 2009)

Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explain Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between by Daniel Klein,Thomas Cathcart



Personal Name: Cathcart, Thomas, 1940-. Publication, Distribution, et. New York Surely there must be some mistake Just let your angst be your umbrella Death? the way to go! Heidegger-dog, ziggity-boom, what you do to me Spin your own immortality The eternal now Plato, the godfather of soul Heaven, a landscape to die for Tunnel vision The original knock-knock joke Beating death to the punch Immortality through not dying The end. Personal Name: Klein, Daniel M. Rubrics: Death Future life Immortality Humor.

This being the third book by Cathcart and Klein (I also recommend their previous two: Plato and a Platypus, Aristotle and an Aardvark Boxed Set (Box Set)), it is focused on the issue of death, suicide, heaven, hell and all that. It's full of memorable jokes and quotes such as, "Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil. This book deals with one of Central questions facing religion: death. It goes through all the major notions the people have about what happens to you when you die and through the use of jokes it illustrates the points made by major philosophers and theologians. Even though it dealt with the very serious topic I laughed through the whole thing.

Explores death and the afterlife from lighthearted philosophical, theological, and psychological perspectives that consider that death may not be such a pessimism-inducing state. Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart (2007-05-01). Cathcart and Klein (coauthors of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar) take readers on a whirlwind tour of anthropological, philosophical and theological theories of why and how we avoid accepting our own mortality. The authors demonstrate how humor allows us to express our fears about death while defusing anxiety.

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From angels to zombies and everything in between, Cathcart and Klein offer a fearless and irreverent history of how we approach death, why we embrace life, and whether there really is a hereafter. Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein have known each other since they were philosophy students at Harvard. They have written several bestsellers together, including Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar and Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington.

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The book tackles the questions of death and heaven and our concepts of it by talking us through the various schools of thought around it, guiding us gently into the white light of the beyond with well written jokes to illustrate the point. This is the second time I have ever picked this book up. The first time I read it I was 13 years old, and I didn't understand a fair amount of it. Ten years later, I started it again, hoping to make more if it than I had the first time

Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein. By Jesse Kornbluth Published: Oct 27, 2009 Category: Psychology. They consult Freud, Jung and Woody Allen. They republish a spate of New Yorker cartoons. Heidegger and a Hippo stroll up to the Pearly Gates, and Saint Peter says, Listen, we’ve only got room for one more today. Whoever gives me the best answer to What is the meaning of life? gets in. Heidegger says, To think Being itself requires disregarding Being to the extent that it is only grounded and interpreted in terms of things and for beings as their ground, as in all metaphysics.

Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein have known each other since they were philosophy students at Harvard.

Explores death and the afterlife from lighthearted philosophical, theological, and psychological perspectives that consider that death may not be such a pessimism-inducing state.
Reviews: 7
monotronik
Cutesy clever jokes organized into philosophical categories. I was hoping to pick up a few jokes to help me illustrate complex Philo concepts. No such luck with this series of books. They were too corny and too highly steeped in specific context to lend a hand at illustrating difficult concepts. Disappointing, but perhaps my expectations were too high. Glad I got a cheap, used copy.

On the other hand, this book was entertaining. I felt a sweet trickle of delight running through the twists and turns of topic. I liked it, even if I didn't get practical tools to use in open conversation.

Since there are not many comedians focusing on ancient philosophy for source material, I made do with this read and it's novelties. The main reason I subtracted one star was for depth. Otherwise a light, fun read.
LadyShlak
This book is fabulous - witty, clever, concise, profound, deep and an enormous amount of fun. I keep buying copy after copy after copy and giving them away to family and friends. Can't say enough good things.
Jorius
This book deals with one of Central questions facing religion: death. It goes through all the major notions the people have about what happens to you when you die and through the use of jokes it illustrates the points made by major philosophers and theologians. Even though it dealt with the very serious topic I laughed through the whole thing. Whatever your belief system may be you'll find this challenging to read, highly irreverent (which I love), and generally informative.
Bynelad
This being the third book by Cathcart and Klein (I also recommend their previous two: Plato and a Platypus / Aristotle and an Aardvark Boxed Set (Box Set)), it is focused on the issue of death, suicide, heaven, hell and all that. It's full of memorable jokes and quotes such as, "Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil." Don't be fooled by some of the other reviewers, this book is very funny; it's full of hilarious jokes, which do indeed help elucidate some of the major themes in philosophical literature. It also includes some humorous cartoons. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
Matty
I found this to be an absolutely delightful book. This is not heavy reading, but it does indeed take you through a light hearted journey in the issues and thoughts and practices surrounding death. Some of the jokes may seem to be in poor taste by some, but what the hell? Death, being such an eternal, definite phenomena, I am sure that Death can take a bit of a joke about - ? - himself? Itself? None of us really know what will become of us after death, and there is such a lot of heavy literature, and heavy ceremony surrounding death, that it is high time that some one came out with something as light as this book.
Well done guys. Keep 'em coming.
Agamaginn
I'm afraid this book was a bit over my intellectual head. I found (and continue to find) their previous tome a fascinating read about schools of philosophy and the accompanying illustrative jokes -- I am now revisiting that book (Plato and a Platypus...) for the third time. I guess I was expecting the same with this book but it lacked the jokes and the subject matter for some reason was not so stimulating.
Erienan
Very funny, smart, and inspiring read, assuming you like philosophy and tongue-in-cheek jokes about it!
Lkay