Current Issues and Enduring Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with Readings

Current Issues and Enduring Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with Readings

by Sylvan Barnet, Hugo Adam Bedau
     
 

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The unique collaborative effort of a professor of English and a professor of philosophy, Current Issues and Enduring Questions is an extensive resource for teaching argument, persuasive writing, and rigorous critical thinking. This extraordinarily versatile text and reader continues to address current student interests and trends in argument, research, and

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The unique collaborative effort of a professor of English and a professor of philosophy, Current Issues and Enduring Questions is an extensive resource for teaching argument, persuasive writing, and rigorous critical thinking. This extraordinarily versatile text and reader continues to address current student interests and trends in argument, research, and writing.Its comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument includes Aristotelian, Toulmin, and a range of alternative views, including a new chapter on analyzing and writing about arguments in popular culture.
 
Readings on contemporary controversies (including student loan debt, locavorism, and the boundaries of online privacy) and classical philosophical questions (such as How free is the will of the individual?) are sure to spark student interest and lively discussion and writing, and new e-Pages take advantage of what the Web can do by including videos, speeches, film trailers, and other multimodal arguments.

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A text and anthology for undergraduate students, explaining how to read others' arguments and how to write arguments, and offering some 100 essays from ancient times to the present. Part 1 covers using sources, evaluating evidence, and organizing material. Part 2 contains debates on contemporary issues such as abortion, drug legalization, and immigration. Part 3 provides classic and contemporary essays on issues such as the ideal society. Part 4 offers examples of literary criticism, new to this fourth edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780312065553
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
776

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