Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Daniel Klein audiobook

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington: Understanding Political Doublespeak Through Philosophy and Jokes

by Daniel Klein  & Thomas Cathcart
Read by Johnny Heller

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Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665016414

Runtime: 3.54 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

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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

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Author Bio: Daniel Klein

Author Bio: Daniel Klein

Daniel Klein is the author of The History of Now, winner of ForeWord magazine’s Silver Award for best literary novel of 2009. He is also coauthor of Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates and the New York Times bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. He is the author of the 2012 bestseller Travels with Epicurus and numerous other works of fiction, nonfiction, and humor. A graduate of Harvard in philosophy, he lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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Author Bio: Thomas Cathcart

Author Bio: Thomas Cathcart Thomas Cathcart is the internationally bestselling coauthor of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar… and Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates with his friend Daniel Klein. He studied philosophy at Harvard and has spent most of his career in health care. Cathcart lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 3.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English