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Contemporary and Classic Arguments A Portable Anthology

ISBN-10: 0312436289
ISBN-13: 9780312436285
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Description: In response to requests for briefer and less expensive argument readers, "Contemporary and Classic Arguments" offers an ample selection of readings in a compact size for about half the price of similar books. Adapted from the best-selling full-size  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 11/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

In response to requests for briefer and less expensive argument readers, "Contemporary and Classic Arguments" offers an ample selection of readings in a compact size for about half the price of similar books. Adapted from the best-selling full-size argument text/reader "Current Issues and Enduring Questions," it offers both a provocative selection of contemporary arguments to engage students with some of today's most pressing topics, and a collection of classic essays that provide time-tested models of effective argument.

Preface
Debates on Contemporary Issues
Affirmative Action: Is It Fair?
Ending Affirmative Action
Not Color Blind: Just Blind
Cell Phones: Should Their Use While Driving Be Prohibited?
Advocates for Cell Phone Safety, Yes, Prohibit Their Use
No, Don't Prohibit Their Use
Censorship: Should Public Libraries Filter Internet Sites?
Yes, Install Filters
No, Do Not Install Filters
Gay Marriages: Should They Be Legalized?
Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal
Gay Marriage, an Oxymoron
Gun Control: Would It Really Help?
Concealed Carry Prevents Violent Crimes
Why Handguns Must Be Outlawed
Casebooks on Contemporary Issues
The Death Penalty: Can It Ever Be Justified?
Death and Justice: How Capital Punishment Affirms Life
The Death Penalty
Gregg v. Georgia
Dissenting Opinion in Callins v. Collins
Executions Are Too Costly -- Morally
Yes, The Death Penalty Should Apply to Juveniles
No, The Death Penalty Should Not Apply to Juveniles
For an Honest Death Penalty
Drugs: Should Their Sale and Use Be Legalized?
Drug Policy and the Intellectuals
Against the Legalization of Drugs
There's No Justice in the War on Drugs
Toward a Policy on Drugs
The Just War: What Are the Criteria?
The Criteria of a Just War
The Just War Tradition and the Invasion of Iraq
Iraq and Just-War Thinking
The Perils of Preemptive War
Yes, a War Would Be Moral
Privacy: What Are Its Limits?
Less Privacy Is Good For Us (and You)
Privacy under Attack
Everyone Is Watching You
E-mail responses to Nadine Strossen
The Feminist Critique of Privacy
Sexual Harassment: Is There Any Doubt About What It Is?
What Is Sexual Harassment?
The Reasonable Woman Standard
Bared Buttocks and Federal Cases
Cultural Fascism
Torture: Is It Ever Justifiable?
It Should Not Be Permissible to Torture Suspected Terrorists to Gather Information
It Should Be Permitted to Torture Suspected Terrorists to Gather Information
Torture Should Not Be Authorized
Yes, It Should Be "On the books"
The Case for Torture
Classic Arguments
Crito
The Myth of the Cave
From Utopia
From The Prince

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