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A hilarious new exploration of philosophy through cartoons from the duo who brought you the” New York Times” bestselling “Plato and a Platypus Walk Into A Bar…” Cathcart and Klein have been thinking deep thoughts and writing jokes for decades, and now help us understand philosophy through cartoons, and cartoons through philosophy. Covering topics as diverse as religion, gender, knowledge, morality, and the meaning of life (or the lack thereof), “I Think, Therefore I Draw” gives a thorough introduction to all of the major debates in philosophy through history and the present. And since they explain with the help of a selection of some of the smartest cartoonists working today, you’ll breeze through these weighty topics as you guffaw and slap your knee.
Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart studied philosophy together at Harvard in the last millennium.
Klein has written comedy for Lily Tomlin, Flip Wilson, and others, and published scores of fiction and non-fiction books–from thrillers to entertaining philosophical books, such as his London Times bestseller, “Travels with Epicurus”, and his most recent book, “Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life They Change It.”
Cathcart studied theology and managed health care organizations before linking up with Klein to write “Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar”, “Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington”, and “Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates”. He is also the author of “The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?”. an entertaining philosophical look at a tricky ethical conundrum