Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart

Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart

Dan went to school at Harvard College where he received a B.A. in philosophy. After a brief career in television comedy, which included writing for people like Lily Tomlin and Flip Wilson, he began writing books, ranging from thrillers and mysteries to humorous books about philosophy, including the New York Times bestseller, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes (with Thomas Cathcart). He lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and is married to journalist Freke Vuijst.

Tom graduated from Harvard with a degree in philosophy, studied theology at the University of Chicago, and then embarked on a “checkered career” (his words) from college teaching to hospice management until, at the age of 67, he started his writing life, linking up with his best friend 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. He and his wife, Eloise Cathcart, a professor of nursing administration, live in Red Hook, New York.

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