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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This is the point of the book: Because of the time period it was written, many of its modern examples draw from G. Granted, it’s not quite as funny as “Plato and the Platypus” but that is Radical right wingers probably won’t enjoy this book.

The section on Donald Rumsfeld is priceless. Lists with This Book. Which should scare you.

A must read before each campaign. Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

However, Cathcart and Klein go too far in arguing that Townsend essentially defines failure as a success that hasn’t occurred. Refresh and try again. When I realized they Found this on the audiobook shelf at the library.

Adding to my enjoyment, many of the references and politicos mentioned washnigton this book are contemporary and thus fresh in my mind. If you want to improve your own BS detection skills, definitely read this Capitol when one says “But how do you know for sure you’ve got power unless you abuse it?


I don’t view that as a failure. It is a good summary of the various fallacies of argument with humorous aristktle.

It’s not quite as funny as Plato and a Platypus walk into a barbut that’s because the illogic of politicians can often be more intricate than a philosophy text. You would let them die?

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: With that said, Hey! Dec 14, Yankey rated it liked it.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

I really enjoyed Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Barso when I stumbled on this at a bookstore the other day, it was a no brainer. They won’t touch it. But that’s just me.

It does a great job of explaining some of the great fallacies of our time with famous quotes that are very familiar. Amusing while it lasted. Skip to main content. They use quotes from several political and business leaders and dissect there logic if there is any to be found.

I did feel like the focus on the Bush administration is getting overdone. Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, authors of the national bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar, aren’t falling for any election year claptrap — and they don’t want their readers to either!

Hardcoverpages. I still was laughing though, and it was a fairly enjoyable quick read. It’s up to us to figure out what we think about content; the book’s purpose is to help us cut through tricks of construction, not to be thrown off that track. I was surprised I got all the answers to the little quiz on word trickery at the end right! Essentially, it takes all of the famous cleverly or otherwise worded statements that we have heard in politics over the past few years and pins a philosophical debate moniker on each of them.

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A few of the concepts went way over my head, especially when they tried to run circles around a certain logical fallacy.

Aristotole and an Aardvark go to Washington by Daniel Delighful and whimsicle look at life. Dubya fans take note, this was w Time to deconstruct the spin of DC with some philosophical analysis and a few laughs. I didn’t care for the final chapter, because it was merely a litany of snide comments about various politicians, authors, etc. Required reading for anyone who wants to dissect the constant stream of lies from our nation’s capital and, specifically, the Oval Office.

Logic enables you to avoid being deceived or manipulated. Bineinteles, e realizata in principal pe politicienii Americani, insa referirile merg pana la Genghis Khan.