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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How do you know when a politician is lying? Like Clinton’s “Depends on w A fun little book that compacts several courses of college philosophy into a joke-filled discussion on political doublespeak. Skip to main content. Because of the time period it was written, many of its modern examples draw from G. Had the last chapter been eliminated I’d have given the work wahington stars.

H olding politicians up to relentless scrutiny, Cathcart and Klein have analyzed hundreds of the politicians’ most absurd, ridiculous, duplicitous, fallacious, misleading, and ostensibly profound statements.

It’s almost Primary Time! It is more about philosophical values and what it takes spin and tricks; lies and dissembling to get elected to promote those values. Required reading for anyone who wants agistotle dissect the constant stream of lies wazhington our nation’s capital and, specifically, the Oval Office.

You won’t find any criticism of the Obama administration whatsoever because the book predates it. 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.

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

You know, going back to Septemberthe president said, dead or alive, we’re going to get [Osama bin Laden]. The philosophical theme is a stretch.


Dan lives in the Berkshires with his wife; Tom lives on Cape Cod with his wife. 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. Possibly the first non-narrative nonfiction book I’ve voluntarily completed. Which should scare you. 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.

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: Now for the other shoe.

N-as fi crezut ca o sa invat pentru proba la Logica din aceasta carte.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

E o carte instructiva, insa cinica, foarte potrivita educatiei dupa lectia de “filosdotica”. Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author s and not necessarily those of BookLoons.

This is not just me being hopeless: Hardcoverpages. Through the use of ridiculous quotes from politicians, pundits, and talk show hosts, as well as anecdotes, jokes, and a bevy of political cartoons, Cathcart and Klein illustrate the rhetorical and philosophical concepts of argument albeit bad argument employed by those in authority.

InAristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington, our two favorite philosopher-comedians return just in time to save us from the double-speak, flim-flam, and alternate reality of politics in America.

Aug aristotl, Nancy Spagnolo rated it it was amazing.

Mar 29, Bob Nichols rated it it was ok. Thanks to Memorial Day weekend and a subsequent trip to see my niece graduate from high school, I took in two of these books by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein. I think part of why I wanted to read this book, after so many years of finding the subject matter not only boring but actually sparking a kind of pain-aversion reflex, was getting sick of the sense of paralysis, impotence, helplessness, of not knowing what to do about current events, because it’s so hard to get any sense of objective reality or know which end is up.


The authors strive to make the material relevant and palatable for a novice of philosophy. As far as the jokes go I had heard most of them before, in one form or another, so there was nothing new in that sense, but when placed within the context of this book they took on new meanings and obtained a certain freshness that I found fun and entertaining. Politics is the Shangri-La of comedy. It’s easy to sit on the outside and toss brickbats.

Jun 30, Iulia rated it really liked it. Illustrated Philosophy Hardcover Books. I tried not to be a Red or Blue State reader but the authors picked predominantly Red Party characters to exploit in their examples. Most of the time however, I was able to follow the authors’ train of thought the first time.

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Bush’s administration, but be aware that Democra This book handily deconstructs the flimflammery that passes for politics, and how illogical most of it is. The jokes here are just as good as Carthcart and Klein’s previous effort, and yes I trap a few family members and waited in silence for the inevitable grin. This is the point of the book: