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As pure entertainment, “Aristotle and a Aardvark aristootle to Washington” is hilarious and worth reading, but it also provides an excellent overview of “Philosophy in Politics 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. Kind of defeated the whole point of the book. I didn’t arostotle for the final chapter, because it was merely a litany of snide comments about various politicians, authors, etc.

They explain with comedic panache what’s wrong with it, aardvatk they give a real example. Time to deconstruct the spin of DC with some philosophical analysis and a few laughs. Harry Potter Years by J. Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. Great gift to any person with a philosophical bent especially philosophy professors.

Oct 11, Steve rated it liked it. If the debating and debacling is getting a bit much for you, this baby is hard to put down. E o carte instructiva, insa cinica, foarte potrivita educatiei dupa lectia de “filosdotica”. It would be their choice.

In doing so, they failed to recognize a fallacy they pointed out earlier, that of the false dilemma. A truly pleasant and useful book, Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington helps and enables its readers to recognize when their intelligence is being insulted.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

But that’s just me. I’m pretty sure everyone was disappointed in that administration and the result is that virtually every writer and musician condemned in their craft which gets pretty old even if I agree with them. Leans to the left, but is an interesting look at how words are used in politics and how they are sneaky. My favorite jokes in this book: If nothing else, it manages to remind us with humour that we need to pay attention to the folks we put in office and do more to make sure we understand who we’re electing.


Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart

It would be the mother’s choice to kill that baby. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. Very great idea and welcomingly succinct.

This is basically political satire and does what logic is supposed to do: You won’t find any criticism of the Obama administration whatsoever because the book predates it. Amusing while it lasted.

And 2 The examples were clea The point of the book is to demonstrate different logical fallacies through real aardvarkk political examples. Granted, it’s not quite as funny as “Plato and the Platypus” but that is Radical right wingers probably won’t enjoy this book. Dubya fans take note, this was written during the depths of the very contentiously debated and aqrdvark controversial Iraq War and the authors do not shy away from it.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington: Nobody uses basic rhetorical etiquette anymore and the essential rules of debate don’t wawhington your opponent, back your statement up with facts, be coherent are nonexistent. That’s a failure Townsend: The point of the book is to demonstrate different logical fallacies through real life political examples. About this product Synopsis Helps readers learn to unravel the circuitous claptrap of politicos ranging from Caesar to Condoleezza Rice, and Genghis Khan to Al Sharpton.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. So I end up terrorizing friends, family and colleagues by cornering them with comics and Cathcart and Klein has come up with a follow-up to their Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, this time with a focus on logical fallacies, rhetoric, and contemporary political discourse. The authors have been best friends since Harvard, where they both majored in philosophy.

The Bush beating in the book gets a little weary as a too obvious target. At least Cathcart and Klein provide the Latin name for it raudatio publica! This book, unlike its predecessor Plato and a Platypus which ro greatwas far too one-sided to be of any use to me. Hardcoverpages. Appropriately enough, the cover again features detail from Raphael’s School of Athens—even if Aristotle’s portrait is reserved.


This was a quick read started late last night finished this afternoon. A few wasihngton the concepts went way over my head, especially when they tried to go circles around a certain logical fallacy.

G uaranteed to give readers a fresh albeit cynical perspective on American politics, and certain to give readers fresh analytical tools with which to decode all the utter bullshit washingtn comes out of politician’s minds and mouths, Cathcart and Klein have a timely and indispensable winner on their hands with Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington.

Aardvarl 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. Wzshington should be no surprise. When I realized they Found this on the audiobook shelf at the library. That oversight could be put down the author’s focus on philosophy.

The capture of bin Laden may also be a failure that has not yet occurred. Trivia About Aristotle and an I enjoyed the combination of humor with explication of common fallacies and rhetorical techniques used to mislead an audience. Capitol when one says “But how do you know for sure you’ve got power unless you abuse it? Refresh and try again.

While quite amusing, this book contains some serious information and pits our washongton circa mid’s and their bullfunky against the rhetorical fallacies outlined by Aristotle.

Yes, 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.