The Resource Plato and a platypus walk into a bar-- | Plato and a platypus walk into a bar : understanding philosophy through jokes, Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein, (electronic resource)

Plato and a platypus walk into a bar-- | Plato and a platypus walk into a bar : understanding philosophy through jokes, Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein, (electronic resource)

Label
Plato and a platypus walk into a bar : understanding philosophy through jokes
Title
Plato and a platypus walk into a bar
Title remainder
understanding philosophy through jokes
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The great philosopher Aristotle once said "Humor is the only test of gravity, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious." Taking this tenet to task, Cathart and Klein tackle all the major philosophical perspectives--ancient and postmodern alike--and make them universally accessible through hilarious jokes that cut straight to the core of the principle. Hobbes, for instance, believed that life is "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." Why then, the authors ask, did he complain about it being short?
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
Dewey number
102/.07
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
BD31
LC item number
.C38 2011b
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Narrated by Johnny Heller
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Plato and a platypus walk into a bar-- | Plato and a platypus walk into a bar : understanding philosophy through jokes, Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein, (electronic resource)
Authority link
(CtWfDGI)rbc00004255
Link
http://edmonton.oneclickdigital.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?skuid=105
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Distribution
Copyright
Creator
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen (viewed March 3, 2011)
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
rbi00000105
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file (4 hr., 15 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781428173798
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
Z0096
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ocd744533464
  • (CaAE) ocd744533464
  • (OCoLC)744533464
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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