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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Adding to my enjoyment, many of the references and politicos mentioned in this book are contemporary and thus fresh in my mind. They won’t touch it.

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

In doing so, they failed to recognize a fallacy they pointed out earlier, that of the false dilemma. Everyone is fair-game in Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington.

RowlingHardcover gi A fun little book that compacts several courses of college aardvaek into a joke-filled discussion on political doublespeak. Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes, which will be translated into more than a dozen languages. Dec 14, Yankey rated it liked it.

As promised on the cover, this work is loaded with humor via jokes, aardvsrk and irony. I have heard the author interviewed along with his collaborator on a prior book, ‘Plato and a Platypus walk into a bar: The problem is, that the book relies on pointing out sort of ridiculous quotes from fo and pundits for the humor more than relying on actual jokes the way that the previous title did.

Surely, the first step to cutting through that, in order to get a better foundation for one’s own opinion, before deciding what to do about them, is knowing how it’s being done. More egregious, is the xardvark they cite of a valid albeit unintentionally valid argument clearly isn’t.


Since I understand math but have always been baffled by the talking heads, this was just the ticket for me! When a friend recommended this as hilarious, I expected a little more humour than I got from it.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

This is the point of the book: This is not just me being hopeless: What happens when they [illegals] climb the fence. We just can’t seem to put our fingers on why. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Moreso than with the audio edition of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a BarI found this recording easier to follow. With that said, Hey! Found this on the audiobook shelf at the library.

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.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart

Find more NonFiction books on our Shelves or in our book Reviews. Trivia About Aristotle and an But I did enjoy this book more. I tried not to be a Red or Blue State reader but the authors picked predominantly Red Party characters to exploit in their examples.

The philosophical theme is a stretch. 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Required reading for anyone who wants to dissect the constant stream of lies from our nation’s capital and, specifically, the Oval Office.

How do you know when a politician is lying? 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.

I still was laughing though, and it was a fairly enjoyable quick read. Great gift to any person with a philosophical bent especially philosophy professors. Open Preview See a Problem? The book was okay, as it was both very informative and used decent examples.


Now for the other shoe. Delighful and whimsicle look at life. Since rhetoric and logic aren’t necessarily taught as formal disciplines nowadays, this book is an excellent primer, introducing the principles, explicating them, and illustrating them, in a way not only thought-provoking and thought-tickling but accessible and memorable: Political Books Washnigton Jefferson.

When they criticized right-wingers for giving John Kerry a hard time about his famous “stuck in Iraq” quote I’d had about enough. Bush’s administration, but be aware that Arlstotle This book handily deconstructs the flimflammery that passes for politics, and how illogical most of it is. Would you let the mother and the baby die?

The capture of bin Laden may also be a failure that has not yet occurred. Aug 01, Erin Reilly-Sanders added it Shelves: Skip to main content. Jul 03, Bryan Murdock rated it did not like it.

But being a politician – being on point daily, having to wwshington through complex, conflicting and emotional issues, with an eye toward election, and an eye on the media and audiences that demand sound bites – is a tough job. Maybe it’s just not my humor. My favorite jokes in this book: Bush who said, on Sept. I was surprised I got all the answers to the little quiz on word trickery at the end right! Dubya washignton take note, this was w Time to deconstruct the spin of DC with some philosophical analysis and a few laughs.