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Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington has ratings and reviews. Scott said: I read this book in , and it probably has more meaning today. ‘Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington’. Consider three baseball umpires discussing their calling: umpire 1: I call ’em the way I sees ’em!. Tom Cathcart and Dan Klein talked about their book, [Aristotle and the Aardvark Go to Washington].

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The book illustrates many informal and formal fallacies including, but not limited to: Aristotle and an Aardvark is for anyone who ever felt like the politicos and pundits were speaking Greek. Don’t get me wrong, the only thing I hate worse than Democrats is Republicans, but I refuse to believe that right-wingers are the ONLY people fluent in political Doublespeak. A must read before each campaign.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A hilarious guide to the doublespeak, flimflam and alternate reality of politics in America.

Mar 29, Marilag rated it liked it Shelves: I don’t view that as a failure. Skip to main content. It does well to teach logic to the non-philosopher layman, though I wonder if its treatment is so brief that very little will stick. But what if they do touch it? When I realized they were using the very logical fallacies they were educating me about in order to make right-wingers look bad, I stopped listening.

InAristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington, our two favorite philosopher-comedians return just in time to save us from the double-speak, flim-flam, and alternate reality of politics in America.

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Deploying jokes and cartoon as well as the occasional insight from Aristotle and his peers, Cathcart and Klein explain what politicos are up to when they state: Dan lives in the Berkshires with his wife.

Aardvaek don’t have him. If the debating and debacling is getting a bit much for you, this baby is hard to put down. I had really hoped that it would be more balanced instead of just a soap box for the authors’ personal beliefs.


Cathcart and Klein has come up with a follow-up to their Aardark and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, this time with a focus on logical fallacies, rhetoric, and contemporary political discourse. Oct 11, Steve rated it liked it. So I end up terrorizing friends, family and colleagues by cornering them with comics and political cartoons from people who can.

It was published inso missing is applications of the last four years. People who bought this also bought. Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. The book was well aardvar and walked you through the basics of logic, making this perfect for the novice, although probably also appealing in it’s snd application to those more knowledgeable as well.

Either you are qardvark us or you are with the terrorists”, which, at the time, when emotions were heated, sounded good, but in retrospect is kind of ridiculous, as there is a third option, pointed out by Cathcart and Klein, that being “neutrality”; Weasel words, a semantic talent in which loaded, controversial words are replaced with less-loaded words, without actually changing the meaning, examples: Aristotole and an Aardvark go to Washington by Daniel Delighful and whimsicle look at life.

If you enjoy an engaging and witty discussion of politics and the reasoning behind many famous gaffes, ti is a fun book to read. Jan 15, Charlotte rated it really liked it. The authors strive to make the material relevant and palatable for a novice of philosophy.

Probably Leans to the left, but is an interesting look at how words aristote used in politics and how they are sneaky.

Because of the time period it was written, many of its modern examples draw from G. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. Be forewarned, some of the jokes are a little off color, but not to bad. The capture of bin Laden may also be a aarxvark that has not yet aristtotle. If you work through Aristotle and an Aardvark long enough, Cathcart and Klein will help you find even more.


Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart

Well, I’m not sureā€”its a success that hasn’t occurred yet. What happens when they [illegals] climb the fence. I still was laughing though, and it was a fairly enjoyable quick read. And 2 The examples were clea The point of the book is to demonstrate different logical fallacies through real life political examples.

Also, it doesn’t quite have as many laughs as Cathcart’s other philosophy book Plato and a Platypus walk into a Bar. Great gift to any person with a philosophical bent especially philosophy professors. How do you know when a politician is lying? Dec 14, Yankey rated it liked it.

Capitol when one says “But how do you know for sure you’ve got power unless you abuse it? It’s easy to see why he is such a popular narrator. My favorite jokes in this book: Bush’s administration, but be aware that Wsahington This book handily deconstructs the flimflammery that passes for politics, and how illogical most of it is. As promised on the cover, this work is loaded with humor via jokes, zingers and irony. The section on Donald Rumsfeld is priceless. Moreover, a fair bit of contemporary political discourse does aim to persuade at all.

Then again, if you can’t laugh at how messed up tl have become, this might not be the best choice for you either.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

Overall, it was a great way to pass the 1, or so miles I logged in my car the last week. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Feb 17, Steven washongton it really liked it.