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USB-ED presents the outrageously funny Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. This breakout New York Times bestseller is a hilarious crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts and thinkers. According to the authors, Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, the connection between humour and philosophy is that both flip your mind upside down. Although the purpose of philosophy is not to shock or surprise you, it often does. It gives you a conventional way of looking at things and then pulls the rug out from under you to show you that is not really the way things are.

“The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your future” says Dr Morne Mostert, presenter of this session. Philosophy is the love of wisdom, which is created, i.a. by high quality thinking. Combined with the art and science of humour, this book illustrates dominant strands in thinking through philosophical vantage points. The book uses the reframing power of humour to show how easy it is to make a thinking error and provides options for greater clarity
in a world riddled with complexity.

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Fri 06 Oct 2017 at 7:30 AM (SAST)
Fri 06 Oct 2017 at 8:30 AM (SAST)

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