Ideas in Conflict Writing about the Great Issues of Civilization

ISBN-10: 1413014771
ISBN-13: 9781413014778
Edition: 2008
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Description: IDEAS IN CONFLICT is a humanities reader with rhetorical coverage that looks at the great issues pondered by many cultures for centuries. Winchell and Winchell examine "the great controversies of civilization"?dilemmas plaguing humanity from ancient  More...

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List price: $117.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 976
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

IDEAS IN CONFLICT is a humanities reader with rhetorical coverage that looks at the great issues pondered by many cultures for centuries. Winchell and Winchell examine "the great controversies of civilization"?dilemmas plaguing humanity from ancient times to the present, topics where no one answer exists and debate will continue to go on for centuries. The authors take you on a fascinating journey from the beginning of the written word on through to present day, and encourage you to view all perspectives of these enduring issues. Then, you'll be asked to write about your own views. The reader strikes a balance between an emphasis on humanities and an emphasis on composition, writing, and rhetorical devices. Learning about the great issues of civilization can only be fully understood when coupled with critical thinking and writing skills. With discussion questions and suggested paper topics, IDEAS IN CONFLICT invites you to enter into the conversations that have been going on for centuries.

Reading and Writing About the Great Issues
Reading and Thinking Critically
Understanding What You Read
Annotating the Text
Annotating in Practice
Summarizing What You Read
Summarizing in Practice
Examining Rhetorical Strategies
Analyzing the Context
Analyzing Audience and Gauging Reactions
Analyzing Structure and Genre
Analyzing Language
Rhetorical Strategies in Practice
Writing about the Readings
Responding to the Readings
Explaining the Readings
Exemplification
Synthesis
Definition
Classification
Cause and Effect
Comparison and Contrast
Process
Evaluating the Readings
Documenting Sources
Incorporating Quoted Material
Incorporating Paraphrased or Summarized Material
Avoiding Plagiarism
Writing in Practice
Human Nature and The Cosmic Order
Faith and Inquiry
Genesis, Chapters 1 and 2
Muhammad, From the Koran
North American Creation Myths
St. Anselm, The Ontological Argument, From Proslogion
William Paley, "The Watch and the Watchmaker," From Natural Theology
Alfred Tennyson, From In Memoriam
Charles Darwin, From The Origin of Species
From The Scopes Trial (transcript)
Choice and Destiny
Sophocles, Oedipus, the King
Thomas Hardy, The Convergence of the Twain
Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Pardoner's Tale"
William Shakespeare, scenes from Macbeth
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground,
Edith Wharton, "Roman Fever"
Richard Wright, From Native Son. B. F. Skinner, From Beyond Freedom and Dignity
Divine Goodness and the Problem of Evil
The Book of Job
Boethius, From The Consolation of Philosophy, Book Four
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, From Ihya
John Milton, From Paradise Lost, Book Twelve
Henry Adams, From The Education of Henry Adams.Mary Baker Eddy, From Science and Health
C. S. Lewis, From The Problem of Pain
Viktor E. Frankl, From "Experiences in a Concentration Camp"
Male and Female
"The Legend of Lilith," From Alphabet of Ben Sira
The Koran, Chapter Four
Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Prologue and Tale of the Wife of Bath"
Mary Wollstonecraft, From Vindication of the Rights of Women
Simone de Beauvoir, From The Second.Yukio Mishima, "Patriotism"
Alice Walker, "Roselily". Jan Morris, From Conundrum
Human Nature And The Social Order
The Individual and the Community
Plato, From Apology (on the Death of Socrates)
The Magna Charta
Nicolo Machiavelli, From The Prince
Thomas Jefferson, "The Declaration of Independence"
Henry David Thoreau, "Resistance to Civil Government"
Hannah Arendt, From The Origins of Totalitarianism
Martin Luther King, Jr. "Letter from the Birmingham Jail"
Joan Didion, Fixed Ideas: America After 9-11
War and Peace
Homer, The Iliad, from Books VI & IX
Saint Thomas Aquinas, From Summa Theologica (On Just War Theory)
From "The International Agreement of the Geneva Convention"
Emma LeConte, From When the World Ended
Mohandas K. Gandhi, "Evidence before the Hunter Committee," From Satyagraha
Mao Tse-tung, "Imperialism, Revolution, and War". John Hersey, Hiroshima, Chapter One
Paul Fussell, "Thank God for the Atom Bomb"
Affluence and Equity
Hesiod, Works and Days
Sir Thomas More, From Utopia
Adam Smith, From The Wealth of Nations
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto
Edward Bellamy, From Looking Backward
Barbara Ehrenreich, From Nickel and Dimed
F. A. Hayek, From The Road to Serfdom
E. F. Schumacher, "Buddhist Economics"

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