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. By the New York Times bestselling authors of Planto and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar Aristotle and an Aardvark Go To Washington Understanding Political. Den här utgåvan av Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington är slutsåld. Kom in och se andra utgåvor eller andra böcker av samma författare.

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So I end up terrorizing friends, family and colleagues by cornering them with comics and political cartoons from people who can. Some reader feedback suggests it bashes one side too much; 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.

Deploying jokes and cartoon as well as the occasional insight from Aristotle and aardvakr peers, Cathcart and Klein explain what politicos are up to when they state: My favorite jokes in this book: The reader sees a picture of a tape dispenser and two snails. Amusing while it lasted. Philosophy Hardcover Books in English.

BookLoons Reviews – Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart

It would be their choice. It’s called the fallacy of the four-term syllogism. This book handily deconstructs the flimflammery that passes for politics, and how illogical most of it is. It’s not quite as funny as Plato and a Platypus walk into a barbut that’s because the illogic of politicians can often be more intricate than a philosophy text. Enjoyable little book that shows how arguements can be framed to support almost any point of view and how to spot the false premise. If you work through Aristotle and an Aardvark long enough, Cathcart and Klein will help you find even more.


Washingtob 05, ProgressiveBookClub rated it it was amazing. Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. Deploying jokes A hilarious guide to the doublespeak, flimflam and alternate reality of politics in America.

The Bush beating in the book gets a little weary as a too obvious target. Either you are with 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 aridtotle “neutrality”; Weasel words, a semantic talent in which loaded, controversial words are replaced with less-loaded words, without actually changing the meaning, examples: You may also like.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

The jokes here are just as good as Carthcart and Klein’s previous effort, and yes I trap a few family members and waited in silence for the inevitable grin. Nobody uses basic rhetorical etiquette anymore and the essential rules of debate don’t insult your opponent, back your statement up with facts, be coherent are nonexistent.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. As pure entertainment, “Aristotle and a Aardvark go to Washington” is hilarious and worth reading, but it also provides an excellent overview of “Philosophy in Politics Skip to washinton content. These guys are apparently pretty knowledgeable of logic, philosophy, and debate, but I didn’t like how they completely bashed republicans, and only mildly chastised a few left-wingers. See all 5 brand new listings. For the most part, I kept thinking the authors were pulling wwashington same type of bulshittery that they’ve mockingly crucified a number of right- and left-wingers over.


I still was laughing though, and it was a fairly enjoyable quick read. Still don’t have him. Mar 29, Marilag rated it liked it Shelves: Adding waahington my enjoyment, many of the refer Thanks to Memorial Day weekend and a subsequent trip to see my niece graduate from high school, I took in two of these books by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein.

A nyone paying attention to American politics has had aristotl of opportunities to listen to the politicians delivering speeches, giving press conferences, participating in debates, and offering up their opinions and comments on television programs. Last one Free shipping.

Well, I’m not sure—its a success that hasn’t occurred yet. I really enjoyed Plato and a Platypus Walk Wawhington a Barso when I stumbled on this at a bookstore the other day, it was arsitotle no brainer.

Not as good as its predecessor, Plato and a Platypus. Harry Potter Years by J. The jokes that worked best in Plato and a Platypus were those that illustrated fallacies.

Through jokes and philosophy Thomas Cathcart teaches us how to dissect political double speak while simultaneously giving us a pretty good primer on informal logic.