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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 wsahington Klein illustrate the rhetorical and philosophical concepts of argument albeit bad argument employed by those in authority.

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Time to deconstruct the spin of DC with some philosophical analysis and a few laughs. Books by Thomas Cathcart. About this product Synopsis Helps readers learn to unravel the circuitous claptrap of politicos ranging from Caesar to Condoleezza Rice, and Genghis Khan to Al Sharpton.

As a book on CD though, it was somewhat difficult aristogle follow, as I wanted to go back and “reread” the previous sentence to make sure that I understood it correctly. It was published inso missing is applications of the last four years.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

Bineinteles, e realizata in principal pe politicienii Americani, insa referirile merg pana la Genghis Khan. Then again, if you can’t laugh at how messed up politics have become, this might not be the best choice for you either. Deploying jokes A hilarious guide to the doublespeak, flimflam gi alternate reality of politics in America. I imagine that this works pretty well for most people, but as a sort of obsessive politics guy who was already familiar with many of the quotes and having aadrvark them mocked more thoroughly previously due to The Daily Show, Colbert Report, etcI wasn’t laughing as much as I’d have liked.

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Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington: It explores the various logical fallacies that are present in the political dialog. The point of the book is to demonstrate different logical fallacies through real life political examples. Bush’s administration, but be aware that Democrats are not left unscathed. Jun 08, Ron rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

Sep 27, Lauren rated it it was ok. See all 5 brand new listings. I Think, Therefore I Draw: If nothing else, it manages to remind us with humour that we need to pay attention to the folks we put in office and do more to make sure we understand who we’re electing. Anyway, it’s worth it for how short it is. You know, going back to Septemberthe president said, dead or alive, we’re going to get [Osama bin Laden].

It’s really quite illuminating.

Hardcoverpages. This is a book which discusses argument and common fallacies found in argument through the medium of humor. The beginning of the book assured it would be funny, but it only succeeded a few times. It’s called the fallacy of the four-term syllogism.

They use quotes from several political and business leaders and dissect there logic if there is any to be found. Still, it’s very accessible, and tries to be bipartisan in its ripostes. The more intellectual and interested wazhington politics you are, the more you will like this book. This title enables you to learn how to identify tricks such as the Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy and the Fallacy Fallacy or Argumentum ad Logicam. We just can’t seem to aardvatk our fingers on why.


So I end up terrorizing friends, family and colleagues by cornering them with comics and political aaardvark from people who can. Most of the time however, I was able to follow the authors’ train of thought the first time. Granted, Townsend is as Cathcart and Klein state weaseling a bit. Apr 16, Andrew Pixton rated it liked it Shelves: No political party or historical time yo is immune to being used as an example, though conservatives would probably accurately react that they suffer most!

E o carte instructiva, insa cinica, foarte potrivita educatiei dupa lectia de “filosdotica”. Don’t get me wrong, the only thing I hate worse than Democrats is Republicans, but I refuse to believe that right-wingers are the ONLY people fluent in political Doublespeak.

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Apr 23, Sean Fletcher rated it it was amazing. Help you spot the lies and aritsotle thinking that’s so much a part of the world around us. You may also like.