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  1. Arthur Schopenhauer Finger Puppet and Refrigerator Magnet - By The Unemployed Philosophers Guild

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    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Price R316.00

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Product Description

  • HISTORICAL AND ADORABLE - Each of our finger puppets bears the likeness of one historical, literary, political, or pop-culture figure. See the product description below for more info.
  • A PUPPET AND A MAGNET - Our 4" tall polyester puppets double as delightful fridge magnets thanks to the magnet in their heads. We thought so already, but each one truly is a magnetic personality.
  • EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD SAFE - Every puppet comes with a removable fold out tag that displays a portrait, a quote, and a brief summary of that character or historical figure's life and major contributions. They are child safe, and recommended for ages 5 and up.
  • A PERFECT GIFT - For someone who has everything, why not a cute puppet of their most beloved personality. We have over 100 different puppets. Whether it's the Batman fan, or diehard Hannah Arendt enthusiast in your life, we have something for everyone.
  • FROM THE UNEMPLOYED PHILOSOPHERS GUILD - Don't worry. We are employed, just not as philosophers. We're a small, Brooklyn based company specializing in gifts for the sophisticated gift giver.
Additional Information

Schopenhauer believed that through contemplation of the Will, we can apprehend the ultimate principle of the universe. Through contemplation of the Schopenhauer puppet, we can apprehend the ultimate principle of fun. On your finger, he's a puppet; on your fridge, he's a magnet; in your puppet collection he's tormented by desire, but aren't we all?

Approx. 4" tall.

Brought to You by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild

The origins of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild are shrouded in mystery. Some accounts trace the Guild's birth to Athens in the latter half of the 4th century BCE. Allegedly, several lesser philosophers grew weary of the endless Socratic dialogue endemic in their trade and turned to crafting household implements and playthings. (Hence the assertions that Socrates quaffed his hemlock poison from a Guild-designed chalice, though vigorous debate surrounds the question of whether it was a "disappearing" chalice.)

Others argue that the UPG dates from the High Middle Ages, when the Philosophers Guild entered the world of commerce by selling bawdy pamphlets to pilgrims facing long lines for the restroom. Business boomed until 1211 when Pope Innocent III condemned the publications. Not surprisingly, this led to increased sales, even as half our membership was burned at the stake.

More recently, revisionist historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling the people's needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee cups, and cracking up at stuff.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Misc.
Brand
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
EAN
0814229000525
IsAdultProduct
Label
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
Manufacturer
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
Publisher
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
Size
4 inches
Studio
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
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