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Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington: Understanding Political Doublespeak Through Philosphy and Jokes - Cathcart, Thomas / Klein, Daniel
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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 In "Aristotle 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. 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: "The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence." (Donald Rumsfeld), "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is." (Bill Clinton), or even, "We hold these truths to be self-evident..." (Thomas Jefferson, et al). Drawing from the pronouncements of everyone from Caesar to Condoleeza Rice, Genghis Kahn to Hillary Clinton, and Adolf Hitler to Al Sharpton. Cathcart and Klein help us learn to identify tricks such as "The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy" ("non causa pro causa") and the "The Fallacy Fallacy" ("argumentum and logicam"). "Aristotle and an Aardvark" is for anyone who ever felt like the politicos and pundits were speaking Greek. At least Cathcart and Klein provide the Latin name for it (raudatio publica) Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington: Understanding Political Doublespeak Through Philosphy and Jokes Cathcart, Thomas / Klein, Daniel, Abrams Image

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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! In Aristotle 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.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: ?The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence." (Donald Rumsfeld), ?It depends on what the meaning of the word ?is’ is." (Bill Clinton), or even, ?We hold these truths to be self-evident?" (Thomas Jefferson, et al).Drawing from the pronouncements of everyone from Caesar to Condoleeza Rice, Genghis Kahn to Hillary Clinton, and Adolf Hitler to Al Sharpton. Cathcart and Klein help us learn to identify tricks such as ?The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy" (non causa pro causa) and the ?The Fallacy Fallacy" (argumentum and logicam). Aristotle and an Aardvark is for anyone who ever felt like the politicos and pundits were speaking Greek. At least Cathcart and Klein provide the Latin name for it (raudatio publica)! comics and graphic novels,humor,humor and entertainment,image comics,political,politics and social sciences,publishers,teen and young adult Comics & Graphic Novels, Abrams Image

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Abrams Image. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included., Abrams Image

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Abrams Image. Used - Good. A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Your purchase supports More Than Words, a nonprofit job training program for youth, empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business., Abrams Image

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Abrams Image, 2008-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Nice copy with light cover wear. Pages clean with tight binding. No dust jacket, as issued., Abrams Image, 2008-01-01

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Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

This follow-up to "Plato & A Platypus Walk Into A Bar" examines the double speak, flim-flam and alternate reality of political speech in America.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780810995413
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0810995417
Hardcover
Paperback
Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: Abrams Books
196 Pages
Weight: 0,268 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780810995413

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-8109-9541-7, 978-0-8109-9541-3


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