Reading the World Ideas That Matter

ISBN-10: 0393927865
ISBN-13: 9780393927863
Edition: 2006
Authors: Michael Austin
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Description: From Lao Tsu, Aristotle, and Ibn Khaldun to Charles Darwin, Jomo Kenyatta, and Aung San Suu Kyi, Reading the World: Ideas That Matter is a collection of writing by some of the world's great thinkers. And because ideas have long been expressed  More...

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List price: $40.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

From Lao Tsu, Aristotle, and Ibn Khaldun to Charles Darwin, Jomo Kenyatta, and Aung San Suu Kyi, Reading the World: Ideas That Matter is a collection of writing by some of the world's great thinkers. And because ideas have long been expressed visually as well as verbally, the collection also includes drawings, paintings, photographs, and other visual works. Organized around the universal themes of Human Nature; Law and Government; War and Peace; Wealth, Poverty, and Social Class; Science and Nature; Education; and Language and Rhetoric, the texts in this book present a diversity of views on ideas that matter.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Timeline
Pronunciation Guide
Reading the World
Human Nature
The Shaft of the Dead Man
from Maitrayana-Brahmana-Upanishad
from the Mencius
Man's Nature Is Evil
Madonna and Child
from Leviathan
The Dependent Relationship of the Ego
Igbo Mother and Child
The Individual and the Pattern of Culture
from The Ethics of Ambiguity
Law and Government
Hammurabi's Code
The Papyrus of Ani
1 Samuel 8-10
from the Agganna Sutta
from the Too te Ching
Seventeen-Article Constitution
from The Treasure of the City of the Ladies
from The Prince
Federalist #10
An Address at the Congress of Angostura
from The Triumph of the Will
The Gikuyu System of Government
Letter from Birmingham City Jail
from In Quest of Democracy
War and Peace
from The Art of War
from Book 2
from Summa Theologica
Methods of Waging War Practiced by the Various Nations
Liberty Leading the People
What is War?
Guernica
Warfare: An Invention-Not a Biological Necessity
Pacifism and the War
Come September
What Is a Just War?
Wealth, Poverty, and Social Class
Against Music
Luke, Chapter 16
from Sura Four: Women
from Memoirs
Beer Street and Gin Lane
from An Essay on the Principle of Population
from The Communist Manifesto
Economic and Moral Progress
from The Day of the Dead
Two Principles of Justice
Lifeboat Ethics: the Case against Helping the Poor
Science and Nature
from Physics
Cosmological Chart of the Ptolemaic Universe
from The Incoherence of the Philosophers
from On the Harmony of Religions and Philosophy
from Novum Organum
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
from Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest
The Obligation to Endure
The Universe in a Grain of Sand
Education
Allegory of the Cave
Encouraging Learning
Manners to Be Observed by Teachers and Students
Pictures
from Emile, or On Education
from the New England Primer
On National Education
Learning to Read
from Knowledge Its Own End
Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies with a View to the Love of God
The Banking Concept of Education
Language and Rhetoric
from Gorgias
from Rhetoric
The Difficulties of Persuasion
from the Nyaya Sutras
from On Rhetorical Invention
from Institutio Oratoria
Freedom of Speech
from A Rhetoric of Motives
Language and the Destiny of Man
Population Policy
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
Nobody Mean More to Me than You, and the Future Life of Willie Jordan
A Guide to Reading and Writing
Reading Ideas
Prereading
Annotating
Identifying Patterns
Reading Visual Texts
Summarizing
Reading with a Critical Eye
Generating Ideas
Considering Expectations
Exploring Your Topic
Achieving Subtlety
Structuring Ideas
Thesis Statements
Introductions
Transitions
Conclusions
Supporting Ideas
Supporting Claims with Evidence
Logos: Appeals to Logic and Reason
Pathos: Appeals to Emotion
Ethos: The Writer's Appeal
Anticipating Counterarguments
Synthesizing Ideas
Summarizing Multiple Sources
Comparing and Contrasting
Finding Themes and Patterns
Synthesizing Ideas to Form Your Own Argument
Incorporating Ideas
Finding Sources
Evaluating Sources
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
Documenting Sources
Sample Documented Essay (MLA Format)
Revising, Rewriting, and Editing
Permissions Acknowledgments
Index

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