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Titre : Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washingtom (...
Éditeur : Abrams
Date d'édition : 2007
Reliure : Cloth
Etat du livre : Mint
Signé : Signed by Authors
Edition : 1st Printing
Type de livre : Book
Signed by both authors on title page. No jacket as issued. First edition. N° de réf. du libraire WS09233
Synopsis : 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)!
A propos de l'auteur:
Tom Cathcart and Dan Klein pursued the usual careers after majoring in philosophy at Harvard. Tom worked with street gangs in Chicago and dropped in and out of various divinity schools. Dan wrote jokes for comedians, designed stunts for Candid Camera, and continues to pen thrillers. Each lives with his wife in New England.
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