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  • Author:
    Ellis Weiner
  • ISBN:
    1594481547
  • ISBN13:
    978-1594481543
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    Riverhead Trade; Reissue edition (October 25, 2005)
  • Pages:
    112 pages
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    Humor
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Does Santa Claus actually exist? In this volume, Ellis Weiner addresses this age-old question and comes to a surprising answer. An incredibly witty philosophical disertation on the existence of Santa Claus (perfect for anyone who had to read a philosophy textbook ).

Does Santa Claus actually exist? In this volume, Ellis Weiner addresses this age-old question and comes to a surprising answer. Guess what it is. Using many of the same arguments-and even some of the same words-employed by people much smarter than he to answer other. Full of absurdities, grandeoise vocabulary, and clever ironies, this books is a deliciously intelligently idiotic (my sense of humor!), written by an over-educated, big kid that sees some of the essential truths and oddeties of Christmas. Using many of the same arguments-and even some of the same words-employed by people much smarter than he to answer other, even harder questions, Weiner offers a brilliant step-by-step analysis that is as Does Santa Claus actually exist? In this volume, Ellis Weiner addresses this age-old question and comes to a surprising answer.

Does Santa Claus actually exist? In this hilarious book, this age-old question is addressed and the answer might surprise . A charmingly amusing book positing five philosophical arguments for the existence of Santa Claus.

Does Santa Claus actually exist? In this hilarious book, this age-old question is addressed and the answer might surprise you. Using many of the same arguments-and even some of the same words-employed by people much smarter than he to answer other, even harder questions, Weiner offers a brilliant step-by-step analysis that is as full of insight as it is insightful. As a student of philosophy, I was greatly amused by the author's knowledge and skewering of various schools of philosophical thought.

In Santa Lives: Five Conclusive Arguments for the Existence of Santa Claus, Ellis Weiner addresses .

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Ellis (known as "Otts" when growing up) was raised in Pikesville, Maryland. He attended Wellwood Elementary School, Sudbrook Junior High, Pikesville High School and the University of Pennsylvania. Five Conclusive Arguments for the Existence of Santa Claus.

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In this volume, Ellis Weiner addresses this age-old question and comes to a surprising answer. His investigation touches on a myriad of topics, including the existence of napkins, the differences between birthday cake and fruitcake, and whether Santa is American. Purchase Santa Lives!: Five Conclusive Arguments for the.

Manufacturer: Riverhead Trade Release date: 25 October 2005 ISBN-10 : 1594481547 ISBN-13: 9781594481543.

The National Lampoon editor and author of Yiddish with Dick and Jane addresses the reality of Santa Claus as he introduces his five definitive arguments for the existence of the cultural and marketing icon, along with a discussion on the history of Santa, the existence of napkins, and the crucial distinctions between birthday cake and fruitcake. Reissue.

Dyni
An incredibly witty philosophical disertation on the existence of Santa Claus (perfect for anyone who had to read a philosophy textbook ). Full of absurdities, grandeoise vocabulary, and clever ironies, this books is a deliciously intelligently idiotic (my sense of humor!), written by an over-educated, big kid that sees some of the essential truths and oddeties of Christmas. So funny, so clever. A great read for the season. Grade: A
Damand
The first thing I noticed about this book was it had several racy or off color jokes, & the use of the "F" word once. That didn't particularly bother me, but was surprising in a Santa book, & I was glad I read it before purchasing for some other people I'd intended to.

There is no magic in this book. It is an attempt to be clever, & some of it undoubtedly is. Some made me smile. But I didn't feel any Christmas spirit or excitement after reading it, just that I was supposed to be impressed with how smart the author was. It also had a section about how obviously Christmas isn't about God or celebrating Christ's birth. Overall I wouldn't recommend this book to Christmas fans. Someone who enjoys the intellectual arguements in here would enjoy it.
CopamHuk
As an amateur santalogist, I enthusiastically devoured the latest contribution to the field by Ellis Weiner. "Santa Lives!" is a humorous faux-philosophical exposition arguing for the existence of the Man with the Bag. Weiner employs five different epistemological angles: Ontological, Causal, Teleological, Experiential, and an especially weak attempt at using Morality based upon a strict construction of the canon laid out by Gillespie & Coots in "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." The most compelling argument for Santa's existence is simply Ockham's Razor: All around the world, similarly packaged gifts simultaneously appear under similarly decorated trees in millions of homes. It is much more parsimonious to conclude that one man carries this out than to hypothesize either coincidence or conspiracy. The author also provides solid evidence that Santa is a Swiss hermaphrodite and that Xmas cannot be a celebration of anyone's birth - Savior or not - because fruitcake is not (and cannot be) birthday cake. Fascinating.

The satire of real thought presented here is hilarious and worth the read at twice the price. I also found the ideas explored and methods employed in "Santa Lives!" to he highly relevant to other philosophical pursuits. For example, it is precisely the same logic that Weiner uses to prove the existence of Saint Nick that is engaged to refute evolution by natural selection. Oh, when will philosophers begin using their powers for Good?!
Runeterror
Ellis Weiner is a former writer for the National Lampoon and Spy Magazine. It shows. This book is a stream of silly consciousness. Seemingly lightweight, it stuns you with the intellect behind it. Footnotes have footnotes. Weiner fights with his editor in various notes. It's clever and it is meant to amuse. Intolerant and humorless readers need not apply. If you don't get the jokes then it's probably because they are all about you. Get over it!
Beahelm
I bought this book on a whim and LOVED it. I've laughed out loud over and over--and I'm a serious New York City lawyer! It's not for children in that the language and thoughts are somewhat sophisticated and complex (in a funny way). Besides being hilarious, it's sweet, upbeat and comforting. I THINK it's fairly non-offensive, unless you are offended by the idea that Christmas is about Santa Claus more than Jesus or his teachings, an idea which is jokingly discussed, but to some people that's no joking matter. I loved the book and am ordering it for many friends and family.
Mazuzahn
I started reading this book with the impression that it might be a clever, amusing "proof" of the existence of Santa Claus. Instead, it was a crude mockery of existing philosophical theories and a cynical, scandalous dirtying of the happy image of Santa Claus. The author makes blasphemous jokes about Judaism, Christianity, the Bible, and Aristotle, and makes it quite clear that he is not actually attempting to prove anything; he is not even pretending to attempt to prove anything. He is merely trying to discredit the entire concept of epistemology. This book was a bitter disappointment.
Zieryn
This is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time.Gave it to several friends for Christmas-laughter IS the best medicine!