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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Leaving aside the relative merits or lack thereof of either abortion or fencing off Mexico as a method of immigration control the assertion that the above is a valid argument is at a minimum problematic.

Moreover, a fair bit of contemporary political discourse does aim to persuade at all. This was a quick read started late last night finished this afternoon.

Illustrated Philosophy Hardcover Books. 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. The more intellectual and interested in politics you are, the more you will like this book. Philosophy Literary Hardcover Books. That’s about the only bad thing I can say about it, as it accessibly teaches or reviews the basic points of rhetoric, logic, and the political manipulation thereof.

Lists with 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 washintgon Aardvark go to Washington”.


Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart

It’s not how they spin a situation, but rather how they say or in most cases “don’t say” something. You may also like.

Trivia About Aristotle and an Cu toate acestea, desi suna superficial, cartea nu atinge superficialitatea. Aristotle and an Aardvark is for anyone who ever felt like the politicos and pundits were speaking Greek.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

I wish it had a bit more in the way of jokes, honestly. Harry Potter Years by J. The book illustrates many informal and formal fallacies including, but not limited to: 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.

This title enables you to learn how to identify tricks such as the Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy and the Fallacy Fallacy or Argumentum ad Logicam. 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: Jokes are sprinkled throughout the book as well because comedy also untilizes the fallacies often.

That oversight could be put down the wsshington focus on philosophy. Amusing while it lasted. As a book on CD though, it was somewhat difficult to follow, as I wanted to go back and “reread” the previous sentence to make sure that I understood it correctly.


Logic enables you to avoid being deceived or manipulated. Bineinteles, e realizata in principal pe politicienii Americani, insa referirile merg pana la Genghis Khan. This is the point of the book: Good book w useful examples about framing an arguement Enjoyable little book that shows how arguements can be framed to support almost any point of view and how to spot the false premise.

I really wasn’t feeling the bias. Some reader feedback suggests it afistotle 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.

washimgton Philosophy Hardcover Books in English. Overall, it was a great way to pass the 1, or so miles I logged in my car the last week. If the book has a flaw, it is that it is too timely.

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. I have heard the author interviewed along with his collaborator on a prior book, ‘Plato qashington a Platypus walk into a bar: When I realized they Found this on the audiobook shelf at the library.