Monday, December 27, 2010

Gopananda, Plato and a platypus walked into the Nimai house... / Gopananda, Platon och en platypus gick in på Nimaihuset...



English: Today Gopananda came to visit us, as he does a few times per year. He brought a book called "Plato and a platypus walk into a bar..." written by Thomas Catchart and Daniel Klein. It's about understanding philosophy through jokes.

Here an example from the chapter on the theory of knowledge (epistemology):

Secretary: Doctor, there's an invisible man in the waiting room.
Doctor: Tell him I can't see him.

Svenska: Idag kom Gopananda och besökte oss, vilket han gör några gånger om året. Han hade med sig en bok som hette "Plato and a platypus walk into a bar..." skriven av Thomas Catchart och Daniel Klein. Det handlar om att förstå filosofi genom skämt.

Här är ett exempel från kapitlet om kunskapsteori (epistemologi):

Secretary: Doctor, there's an invisible man in the waiting room.
Doctor: Tell him I can't see him.
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1 comment:

  1. It is a great book!! Glad Gopananda picked it up and good to see him at the Nimai Huset. Tell him to come to Finland in february for the siksastakam retreat! :)

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