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 Bush beating in the book gets a little weary as a too obvious target. The capture of bin Laden may also be a failure that has not yet occurred. Understanding Philosophy Through Aristotlee, which will be translated into more than a dozen languages.
Together, they are also authors of the politically incorrect book of daily affirmations Macho Meditations. See details for additional description.
Leans to the left, but is an interesting look at how words are used in politics and how they are sneaky. It was published inso missing is applications of the last four years. At least then, I can also utilize the lovely squiggle to indicate ‘not p’ or ‘not axrdvark.
I enjoyed the combination of humor with explication of common fallacies and rhetorical techniques used to mislead an audience. Mar 29, Bob Nichols rated it it was ok. More egregious, is the instance they cite of a valid albeit unintentionally valid argument fo isn’t.
Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart
Can’t tell them worth a wit, but I love ’em. Nov 08, Cameron rated it really liked it. Like Clinton’s “Depends on w A fun little book that compacts several courses of college philosophy into a joke-filled discussion on political doublespeak. Arjstotle must read before each campaign. This should be no surprise. It explores the various logical fallacies that are present in the political dialog. I still was laughing though, and it was a fairly enjoyable quick read.
It is a good summary of the various fallacies of argument with humorous example.
There’s some good illustrations about the tricks of the trade e. Jokes are sprinkled throughout the book as well because comedy also untilizes the fallacies often.
Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington
Required reading for anyone who wants to dissect the constant stream of lies from aardvrak nation’s capital and, specifically, the Oval Office. The authors really hate politicians, but who can blame them? It’s good to bear in mind, though, that it is the structure of debate itself that it mainly address. But what if they do touch it?
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 Oct 11, Steve rated it liked it. For the most part, I kept thinking the authors were pulling the same type of bulshittery that they’ve mockingly crucified a number of right- and left-wingers over.
You won’t find any criticism of the Obama administration whatsoever because the book predates it. Also, I totally aced the test at the end, so that was nice. Help you spot the lies and bad thinking that’s so much a part of the world around us.
Feb 04, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: I imagine that this works pretty well for most people, but as a sort of obsessive politics guy who was already familiar with many of the quotes and having seen them mocked more thoroughly previously due to The Daily Show, Colbert Report, etcI wasn’t laughing as much as I’d have liked. Refresh and try again. Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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: