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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Leans to the left, but is an interesting look at how words are used in politics and how they are sneaky.
Oct 11, Steve rated it liked it. There’s some good illustrations about the tricks of the trade e. Still, it’s very accessible, and tries to be bipartisan in its ripostes. I loved this book and feel that many who enjoy philosophy, politics, and a good joke would too. Tom lives on Cape Cod with his wife. The more intellectual and interested in politics you are, ho more you will like this book.
Philosophers by preoccupation and comedians by accident, Cathcart and Klein provide a compact but useful primer on BS detection in their humorous little book, “Aristotle and an Aardvark go to Aaddvark.
If you want to improve your own BS detection skills, definitely read this The authors strive to make the material relevant and palatable for a novice of philosophy. While quite amusing, this aristottle contains some serious information and pits our politicians circa mid’s and their bullfunky against the rhetorical fallacies outlined by Aristotle.
I’m pretty sure everyone Not as good as its predecessor, Plato and a Platypus. At least Cathcart and Klein provide the Latin name for it raudatio publica! Cu toate acestea, desi suna superficial, cartea nu atinge superficialitatea.
My favorite jokes in this book: Jan 30, Ferda Nihat Koksoy rated it liked it Shelves: Probably Leans to the tto, but is an interesting look at how words are used in politics and how they are sneaky.
Jul 03, Bryan Murdock rated it did not like it. It’s really quite illuminating.
Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington
Most of its examples are culled from the current administration, which, while it has a set a record for creative mendacity that will no doubt echo through the ages, is hardly the only villain in this area. The Delegate is simply asserting that the hypothetical mother is acting on her own volition and so responsible for her choices. Sep 27, Lauren rated it it was ok. Show More Show Less. Dubya fans take note, this was written during the depths of the very contentiously debated and still controversial Iraq War and the authors do not shy away from it.
It does a great job of explaining some of the great fallacies of our time with famous quotes that are very familiar. Also, some might perceive a liberal bias -which didn’t bother me, but some may appreciate a heads up. 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: Delighful and whimsicle look at life. At least Cathcart and Klein provide the Latin name for it raudatio publica!
Open Preview See a Problem? Not as good as its predecessor, Plato and a Platypus. Radical right wingers probably won’t enjoy this book.
Want to Read saving…. I really wasn’t feeling the bias. Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, authors of the national bestseller Plato and a Platypus Washigton Into a Bar, aren’t falling for any election year claptrap — and they don’t want their readers to aaardvark Most of its examples are culled fro 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 by Thomas Cathcart
Aug 22, Molly G rated it it was amazing Shelves: That oversight could be put down the author’s focus on philosophy. Great gift to any person with a philosophical bent especially philosophy professors. Yes, it’s “timely” and ultimately partisan, but that’s another debate—and less a literary criticism as perhaps the sign of aand successful textual approach, that it would inspire and aid in debate.