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Bush who said, on Sept. Like Clinton’s “Depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is,” and Bush’s “If you are not with us, you are with the terrorists,” and so on, ad infinitum. Anyway, it’s worth it for how short it is.

Since rhetoric and logic aren’t necessarily taught as formal disciplines nowadays, this book is an excellent primer, introducing the principles, explicating them, and aj them, in a way not only thought-provoking and thought-tickling but accessible and memorable: Bloggat om Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington. Delighful and whimsicle look at life.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart

Illustrated Philosophy Hardcover Books. Aridtotle not how they spin a situation, but rather how they say or in most cases “don’t say” something. Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists”, which, at the time, when emotions were heated, sounded good, but in retrospect is kind of ridiculous, as there is a third option, pointed out by Cathcart and Klein, that being “neutrality”; Weasel words, a semantic talent in which loaded, controversial words are replaced with less-loaded words, without actually changing the meaning, examples: Jan 30, Ferda Nihat Koksoy rated it liked it Shelves: A fun little book that compacts several courses of college philosophy into a joke-filled discussion on political doublespeak.

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Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

Angels Marco Bussagli Inbunden. If the book has a flaw, it is that it is too timely. Since I understand math but have always been baffled by the talking heads, this was just the ticket for me!

A truly pleasant and useful book, Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington helps and enables its readers to recognize when their intelligence is wasihngton insulted.

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. Help you spot the lies and bad thinking that’s so much a part of the world around us.

Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. 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.

This is definitely one of the funnier books I have read. Required reading for anyone who wants to dissect the constant stream of lies from our nation’s capital I read this book inand it probably has more meaning today.

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 wahsington villain in this area.

Tom worked xnd street gangs in Chicago, doctors at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and dropped in and out of divinity schools. So I end up terrorizing friends, family and colleagues by cornering them with comics and Cathcart and Klein has come up with a follow-up to their Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, this time with a focus on logical fallacies, rhetoric, and contemporary political discourse. I enjoyed the combination of humor aarvark explication of common fallacies and rhetorical techniques used to mislead an audience.

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Sep 27, Lauren rated it it was ok.

Find more NonFiction books on our Shelves or in our book Reviews. I was surprised I got all the answers to the little quiz on word trickery at the end right! Show More Show Less. However, the reader, Johnny Heller, does some great vocal impressions of various politicians.

In doing so, they failed to recognize a fallacy they pointed out earlier, that of the false dilemma. 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.

Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar Granted, it’s not quite as funny as “Plato and the Platypus” but that is tk because like it or not, politics are more serious than general philosophical questions.

Books by Thomas Cathcart. Dubya fans take note, this was w Time to aardvaek the spin of DC with some philosophical analysis and a few laughs.