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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Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington: However, Cathcart and Klein go too far in arguing that Townsend essentially defines failure as a success that hasn’t occurred. They use quotes from several political and business leaders and dissect there logic if there is any to be found. Then you’re in favor of abortion? Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Very great idea and welcomingly succinct. But that’s just me. Aug 10, Marc rated it really aarfvark it.

Kind of defeated the whole point of the book.

Politicians are feeding us. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I have heard the author interviewed along with his collaborator on a prior book, ‘Plato and a Platypus walk into a bar: Deploying jokes and cartoons as well as the occasional insight from Aristotle and his peers, Cathcart and Klein explain what politicos are up to when they state, “The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence” Donald Rumsfeld”It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is” Bill Clintonor even, “We hold these truths to be axrdvark …” Thomas Jefferson, et al.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart

I found it an extremely entertaining way to see political history in a different light! While quite amusing, this book contains some serious information and pits our politicians circa mid’s and their bullfunky against the rhetorical fallacies outlined by Aristotle.

The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. It is more about philosophical values and what it takes spin and tricks; lies and dissembling to get elected to promote those values. E o carte instructiva, insa cinica, foarte potrivita educatiei dupa lectia de “filosdotica”. In doing so, they failed to recognize a fallacy they pointed out earlier, that of the false dilemma.


Found this on the audiobook shelf at the library. Bush’s administration, but be aware that Democrats are not left unscathed. Can’t tell them worth a wit, but I love ’em. At least Cathcart and Klein provide the Latin name for it raudatio publica! Because of the time period it was written, many of its modern examples draw from G.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

While the examples of erroneous thinking and fallacious reasoning presented here are not by any means exhaustive of the subject matter, they are nonetheless the most common, and it is arisstotle public service to put their names in the public consciousness. Through jokes and philosophy Washingyon Cathcart teaches us how to dissect political double speak while simultaneously giving us a pretty good primer on informal logic. Using Philosophy And Jokes!

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

Jan 30, Ferda Nihat Koksoy rated it liked it Shelves: Required reading for anyone who wants to dissect the constant stream of lies from our nation’s capital and, specifically, the Oval Office.

Because of their highly public position, of course, politicians are fair game. You know, going back to Septemberthe president said, dead or alive, we’re going to get [Osama bin Laden]. Possibly the first non-narrative nonfiction book I’ve voluntarily completed.

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The capture of bin Laden may also be a failure that has not yet occurred. Cathcart and Klein, however, make two mistakes that seriously detract from what should have been a no-brainer.


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Some reader feedback suggests it bashes one side too aristorle believe it or not, I had moments of wishing it would go ahead and bash arguments’ content thoroughly, rather than stick with an analysis of their logical construction. This title enables you to learn how to identify tricks such as the Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy and the Fallacy Fallacy or Argumentum ad Logicam. Bush who said, on Sept. I was surprised I got all the answers to the little quiz aristotlr word trickery at the end right!

May 05, ProgressiveBookClub rated it it was amazing. Amusing while it lasted. Dan lives in the Berkshires with his wife.

This is the point of the book: 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. The problem is, that the book relies on pointing out sort of ridiculous quotes from politicians and pundits for the humor more than relying on ac I really enjoyed Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Barso when I stumbled on this at a bookstore the other day, it was a no brainer.

Aug 22, Molly G rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aristotole and an Aardvark go to Washington by Daniel Delighful and whimsicle look at life.

Also, I totally aced the test at the end, so that was nice. Anyway, it’s worth it for how short it is. However, if we have learned anything in the past years or so of marketing, it is there are more wzshington means than rhetoric.

You won’t find any criticism of the Obama administration whatsoever because the book predates it.