After majoring in philosophy at Harvard, Tom Cathcart pursued the usual philosophical career. He was a probation officer, worked with street gangs in Chicago, did similar work with doctors for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and was COO of a hospital, all the while going to and dropping out of various divinity schools. His essay, "The Ontological Argument Works! (sort of)" appeared recently in Theology Today. In addition to "Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates," Tom and Daniel Klein have written the New York Times bestseller, "Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar," "Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington," and the politically-incorrect book of daily affirmations, "Macho Meditations."
Ian Punnett welcomed authors Tom Cathcart and Daniel Klein for a conversation about the varying philosophical points of view regarding death and mortality as well as how humor allows us to express our fears about dying. During the 1st hour, bestselling author... More »