I get most of the jokes, but not the philosophy
Fun book that reads very quickly - it doesn't require too much concentration, in spite of dealing with very complex matters. The authors delineate the main branches of philosophy, their purpose and scope of interest, and the most important schools of thinking associated with them, and they do it in such a funny and simple way that it's difficult not to be captured. This is a brilliant book, hard to put down once started. It's quite incredible to see how many issues of philosophy that take hours to be explained in classes, are actually there in our everyday jokes, and just need synthesis and an easy way to be approached.
This is not a book of philosophy, mind me - it is rather an approach to philosophy, a good start to take the challenge in the best way. It is a book for everybody, really, from teenagers to adults who want to learn or remember something about, well, everything and at the same time have a good laugh.
Never knew that there's so much philosophy in jokes. But then again, one needs wisdom to understand jokes, and philosophy is literally "love of wisdom", so philosophy and jokes are the perfect couple.
Read the first two chapters this afternoon--a fun book. The authors use jokes to elucidate the meaning of certain philosophical movements and ideas. Entertaining.