[Thomas Cathcart] ↠´ Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through the Pearly Gates [world-war-i PDF] Ebook Epub Download ✓ This book actually reminded me of a dream that I made up I m at a hotel in the Catskills, and hundreds of once upon a time comedians are competing for a chance to host SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE or replace greeters at Walmart whatever So one guy after another does his shtick I m plotzing because even a Passover Seder is funnier and because the waiters aren t schlepping any big trays of food Sometimes I catch a glimpse of men with beards and black hats they re frantically explaining why chometz can t be served even though it s noon and Passover doesn t start until sunset But the cooks and busboys keep interrupting with references to Jesus and Mohammed and Plato and Thorton Wilder and Buddha and Kierkegaard and scientists and Woody Allen, etc I don t get everything they re saying because the M.
C is trying to entertain the audience by passing around cartoons from THE NEW YORKER or THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER I can t tell remember it s a dream that I m sharing.
I think that maybe I expected too much from this little book with the long title and even longer subtitle Yeah, that s the ticket Dead from New York it s it s it s a Jew s nightmare bad entertainment and no food.
While I enjoy the jokes and cartoons especially the cartoons i guess I was looking for depth I know what was I thinking OK to be be honest I was looking for an answer Mua quy n n y v c xong r i m i th y gi tr c a 2 cu n C ng h a v Ch nh tr lu n m m nh ang c dang d i kh i l th c m y o n i tho i kh nh ng i y c n h n l c m y m u truy n c i kh ng h c m t ch t x u k ch th ch nh th n y huhuhu.
I guess the strength of the first book, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes was that it didn t wear out its material The authors moved fairly quickly from one topic to the next, keeping things interesting and fairly witty This book doesn t fare so well When a pair of authors spend an entire book dwelling exclusively on death and the philology thereof, they need to be twice as funny Spoiler They aren t.
I m not scared of dying, and I don t really care, but one thing I ask is not to be distracted by a shallow presentation on important topics such as this book gives especially since they add nothing beyond banalities on topics which every sentient being who has ever lived has reflected on from time to time Philosophy really can add a needed dimension to our understanding even with a joke or two thrown in, but these authors belong at the children s table and shouldn t try adding to the conversation when they have nothing of substance to say I like to read philosophy books, because they can be worthwhile even when I don t agree with the conclusions I probably have read every single one of the books they referenced of the 20 or so books they mentioned except for one I like reading the existentialist and the phenomenologist I m not an existentialist It s pass for a reason The author s definitely dwell in the existentialist realm When I separate their jokes from their book, what remains is nothing but a shallow pool of nothingness with an abyss of angst staring back at the reader I regret wasting my time with this book I have no problem with jokes and funny stories if they add to the discussion under consideration The authors are afraid of dying, and wildly speculate on the afterlife, hell and heaven, identity, and shallowly bring in NDE near death experiences , and allude to being and not being, mostly through an existentialist and psychoanalytical lens They really like Ernest Becker s Denial of Death and brought it up multiple times I think that book is the exemplar of 1970s angst and is a must read for how not to think about life and shows what happens when Sigmund Freud was taken seriously before adult supervision came back into the room It s one of those rare books where I gave it one star, but also would recommend everyone should read it because of its unique perspective on stupidity that thrived in 1973, and this book wants to grab that crown of stupidity too, but alas I would not recommend anyone read this dud of a book The level of sophistication to the topics that these authors bring to the subject under consideration suggests to me that they should remain telling jokes.
Review on Shelf NotesDear Reader,This book made me roll my eyes so much they almost fell out of my eye sockets What do you get when you mix really dumb jokes with basic philosophy You d think something interesting and fun, this was the opposite of that Maybe it wasn t just for me maybe it was meant for someone with a different sense of humor The jokes just didn t get me going AT ALL I laughed maybe once, if even that However, I do believe there is an audience out there that could be intrigued by a book like this, pre teen or maybe teens just starting out with philosophy I could also see this being strongly suited to people who like a light listen in audio book format I really think this format is the only way to experience the book I wish I could give this praise but this just wasn t for me.
Happy Reading,AmberBug Th Y Th Gi I Trong M T H T C TThi N Ng Trong M T B Ng Hoa D IH Y Gi V H N Trong L Ng B N TayV V Nh H Ng Trong M T Gi William Blake, Nh Th Th N B AnhSau Plato V Con Th M V T B C V O Qu N Bar L I N Bestseller Heidegger V Con H M B C Qua C Ng Thi N Ng, Thomas Cathcart V Daniel Klein L N N A K Ch Th Ch Tr T M C A C GiHeiddegger Th Ng Th I C I Tr N L Ng H M Chuy N G K C C V Y Th Ra H L I L M Cu C Chu Du M I, D Ng Ng K Nh V N Hoa Soi R I Nh Ng T I Huy N Ho C V S Ng, Ch T V N I S Ch T Khi N I Ng I B H Y Ho I, V Thi N Ng, A Ng C, B T M Nh Ng Tr L A Th S Ho C Tinh Qu I D N P Th N Ch T V O Ng C Ng Th T Nghi P, V Nhi U Th Th V Kh Ng Ng Kh C Trong L Ch S Tinh Th N V Khoa H C C A Nh N Lo IV I Heidegger V Con H M B C Qua C Ng Thi N Ng, N U Freud, Jung, Groucho Marx, Socrates, Woody Allen, Kierkegaard, Lily Tomlin, C Ph T, Heidegger G Y Xo N N O, C Ngay Nh Ng H A S Truy N Tranh New York, X C S Ng, T T Nhi N L C H M V C C Truy N Ti U L M C O L M B N Ph L N C I, S Ng C C H N L M V Vui V , Cu N S Ch N Y Ng L Tri T T U L Nh H I Tri T Th T L Hay, Th T L Nh N, Th T Y 3.
5 5 Unlike d authors famous Plato and Platypus walk into a bar , this book is largely philosophy with a few jokes n cartoons And the jokes n philosophy both were better here.
The book talks of death, meaning of life, afterlife, immortality both conceptual n physical The authors have used d ideas of famous philosophers and their own commentary to provide a satisfying read And every now and then, u bump into a joke which lightens things up.
Especially loved d last chapter on how immortality will be a reality soon and what it may mean Also, while I bought this one for a light breezy read, it was philosophy than jokes But, am not complaining Imagine two 70 yo men, who once studied philosophy at Harvard, cracking groanworthy jokes while doing a drive by explanation of the history of the philosophy of death Stir in too many references to quotes by Woody Allen One would be too many for me It was mildly amusing, enough to distract me for a while I learned a new word, weltschmerz, which I intend to use as often as I can.
Interesting and much required perspectives about life death, and what better way to understand death than with unrelenting humour The book explores the view of Ernest Becker that we possess a denial of death, and that our coping mechanism is the creation of immortality systems , Freud s Todtriebe the Death Drive as a kind of dress rehearsal for death , Soren Kierkegaard s view that confronting death angst is the only way to live fully, and Arthur Schopenhauer s that death is the ultimate purpose And Heidegger, of course, who said the anxiety of death brings an unshakeable joy Oh really It also questions one s view of linear immortality through the nature of Eternity, that Eternity is now It goes on to talk about the nature of our soul, as put forth by the ancient Greeks, Hebrews and Indians And what postmortem life feels like, haha.
How can one not like a book that begins like this with a chapter titled Surely There Must Be Some Mistake Uh, Daryl, we re still waiting for an answer here Do you really think you re going to die Daryl Well, sure, I know everybody dies Frank Sinatra s gone So is Norman Mailer Not to mention Napolean, Harry Truman, Genghis Khan, and my wife s aunt Edna So logically it stands to reason that one day I will be dead too I know that as sure as I know apples fall down instead of up Good, Daryl Well said But let s be perfectly clear here, we re not talking about your twenty first century scientific mind that calls em the way it sees em No, we re talking about your regular, sitting here on our pouch consciousness Right now, do you really believe that your days are numbered, that each moment that ticks by is subtracting from your allotted moments as a living human being That when you reach your that s all she wrote moment, you will cease to exist in every conceivable sense of existence My favourite bit the last line First we need to do some catch up on the human condition In The Concept of Dread and The Sickness Unto Death it was those upbeat titles that made Soren Kierkegaard such a hot seller in Denmark , Kierkegaard arrived at the meaning of anxiety and despair through a mix of philosophy and psychological introspection But the psychological problems Soren was interested in weren t the kind that spring from one s personal history like say, that your mother always preferred your borther and that your dad thought you were being a wuss but rather the issues we all have as a result of being human and mortal In fact, we suspect that if Kierkegaard were alive today, he might think the neuroses your corner psychotherapist treats are mere substitutes for our real issue being responsible for living a meaningful life on the edge of the abyss of death.