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Does Santa Exist?

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Description for Does Santa Exist? Paperback. A brilliantly funny philosophical investigation into the existence of Santa - from a writer of The Big Bang Theory and The Simpsons Num Pages: 288 pages, Line drawings. BIC Classification: PDA; PDZ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 127 x 26. Weight in Grams: 230.
Metaphysics isn't ordinarily much of a laughing matter. But in the hands of acclaimed comedy writer and scholar Eric Kaplan, a search for the truth about old St. Nick becomes a deeply insightful, laugh-out-loud discussion of the way some things exist but may not really be there. Just like Santa and his reindeer. Even after we outgrow the jolly fellow, the essential paradox persists: There are some things we dearly believe in that are not universally acknowledged as real. In Does Santa Exist? Kaplan shows how philosophy giants Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein strove to smooth ... Read more

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About Eric Kaplan
Eric Kaplan is an executive producer and writer for The Big Bang Theory. Previously he wrote for The Simpsons, Futurama and Flight of the Conchords. He graduated from Harvard and is currently completing his dissertation in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

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If you can put this book down, you should see a doctor. Kaplan's message burrows into the mind, beats up a few beliefs and then leaves with a triumphant bang
Michael Gazzaniga, Professor of Psychology University of California Santa Barbara and Founder of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Eric Kaplan is more than a talented comedy writer. He is a ... Read more

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