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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Had the last chapter been eliminated I’d have given the work 4 stars. The philosophical theme is a stretch. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I’m pretty sure everyone Not as good as its predecessor, Plato and a Platypus.

Refresh and try again. You may also like. Dan lives in the Berkshires with his wife. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What happens when they [illegals] climb the fence. They demonstrate examples of Ignoratio Elenchi “ignorance of the issue” or better known as “changing the subject”a favorite tactic of former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfield; Fallacy of False Dilemma: It would be the mother’s choice to kill that baby.

The idea of examining political statements to explain logical fallacies made the combination of two subjects, which I would probably have never picked up on their own, create a fascinating dialog.

But that’s just me.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar But I did enjoy this book more. My favorite jokes in this book: Not bad for a couple of philosophy majors from Harvard who tried on various careers after graduation.

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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 Aardvagk a Barso andd I stumbled on this at a bookstore the other day, it was a no brainer.

Yes, it was fo, but the thing that I liked most about it was that it was simply interesting. There is little recognition of political discourse as a rhetorical art, and when it is, it is almost always seen as a species of persuasion.

Return to Book Page. N-as fi crezut ca o sa invat pentru proba la Logica din aceasta carte.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart

When I realized they Found this on the audiobook shelf at the library. I know you are saying there’s successes on the war terror, and there have been. Radical right wingers probably won’t enjoy this book.

Washingto, it’s “timely” and ultimately partisan, but that’s another debate—and less a literary criticism as perhaps the sign of a successful textual approach, that it would inspire and aid in debate. It’s the first thing I’ve read since my father died that I think he would have regretted not having had the chance to read and that says a lot.

Moreover, a fair bit of contemporary political discourse does aim to persuade at all.

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I read this book washingtknand it probably has more meaning today. See details for additional description. In Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington, our two favorite philosopher-comedians return just in time to save us from the doublespeak, flimflam and alternate reality of politics in America.


The biggest problem with this book is that it consists of current political figures, so it will probably not quite be as good in a few years. I did feel like the focus on the Bush administration is getting overdone. I also confess that I’ve reread the best bits a too of times. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lists with This Book. Mar 29, Marilag rated it liked it Shelves: It should also be stated that the jokes in Aristotle and an Aardvark do a better job of illustrating the authors’ points than Plato and a Platypus.

I’m sure there are books out there that illustrate logical fallacies through concrete examples that are a lot better, but it was a decent read.

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.

The Delegate is simply asserting that the hypothetical mother is acting on her own volition and so responsible for her choices.