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

ISBN-10: 0312412711

ISBN-13: 9780312412715

Edition: 7th 2005

Authors: Sylvan Barnet, Hugo Adam Bedau

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List price: $59.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 6/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 992
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Prefacep. iii
Critical Thinking and Readingp. 1
Critical Thinkingp. 3
Thinking About Drivers' Licenses and Photographic Identificationp. 3
Thinking About Another Issue Concerning Drivers' Licenses: Imagination, Analysis, Evaluationp. 8
Writing as a Way of Thinkingp. 10
A Short Essay Illustrating Critical Thinkingp. 14
Examining Assumptionsp. 17
A Casebook on Examining Assumptions: What Values do Tests Have?p. 19
A Checklist for Evaluating Letters of Responsep. 24
Critical Reading: Getting Startedp. 30
Active Readingp. 30
Summarizing and Paraphrasingp. 35
A Casebook for Critical Reading: Should Some Kinds of Speech Be Censored?p. 47
Critical Reading: Getting Deeper into Argumentsp. 65
Persuasion, Argument, Disputep. 65
Reason Versus Rationalizationp. 66
Some Procedures in Argumentp. 67
Nonrational Appealsp. 89
Does All Writing Contain Arguments?p. 93
An Example: An Argument and a Look at the Writer's Strategiesp. 94
Arguments for Analysisp. 100
A Casebook: What Role Should Diversity Play in College and University Admission Polices?p. 118
Visual Rhetoric: Images as Argumentsp. 141
Some Uses of Imagesp. 141
Appeals to the Eyep. 141
Are Some Images Not Fit to Be Shown?p. 145
Reading Advertisementsp. 149
Visuals as Aids to Clarity: Maps, Graphs, Tables, and Pie Chartsp. 154
A Note on Using Visuals in Your Own Paperp. 155
Critical Writingp. 167
Writing an Analysis of an Argumentp. 169
Analyzing an Argumentp. 169
An Argument, Its Elements, and a Student's Analysis of the Argumentp. 173
An Analysis of the Student's Analysisp. 181
Arguments for Analysisp. 183
Developing an Argument of Your Ownp. 219
Planning, Drafting, and Revising an Argumentp. 219
A Checklist for Attending to the Needs of the Audiencep. 241
Peer Reviewp. 242
A Student's Essay, From Rough Notes to Final Versionp. 243
Using Sourcesp. 251
Why Use Sources?p. 251
Choosing a Topicp. 253
Finding Materialp. 254
Interviewing Peers and Local Authoritiesp. 254
Using the Libraryp. 256
Finding Information Onlinep. 258
Evaluating Sourcesp. 258
Taking Notesp. 262
A Word About Plagiarismp. 263
Compiling an Annotated Bibliographyp. 265
Writing the Paperp. 267
Quoting From Sourcesp. 270
Documentationp. 271
An Annotated Student Research Paper in MLA Formatp. 293
An Annotated Student Research Paper in APA Formatp. 310
Further Views on Argumentp. 321
A Philosopher's View: The Toulmin Modelp. 323
The Claimp. 323
Groundsp. 324
Warrantsp. 325
Backingp. 326
Modal Qualifiersp. 326
Rebuttalsp. 328
A Model Analysis Using the Toulmin Methodp. 328
A Logician's View: Deduction, Induction, Fallaciesp. 332
Deductionp. 332
Inductionp. 343
Fallaciesp. 351
A Moralist's View: Ways of Thinking Ethicallyp. 372
Amoral Reasoningp. 374
Immoral Reasoningp. 376
Moral Reasoning: A Closer Lookp. 378
Criteria for Moral Rulesp. 380
A Lawyer's View: Steps toward Civic Literacyp. 417
Civil and Criminal Casesp. 418
Trial and Appealp. 419
Decision and Opinionp. 419
Majority, Concurring, and Dissenting Opinionsp. 420
Facts and Lawp. 421
Balancing Interestsp. 422
A Word of Cautionp. 423
A Casebook on the Law and Society: What Rights do the Constitution and the Bill of Rights Protect?p. 425
A Psychologist's View: Rogerian Argumentp. 454
A Checklist for Analyzing Rogerian Argumentp. 462
A Literary Critic's View: Arguing about Literaturep. 463
Interpretingp. 463
Judging (or Evaluating)p. 464
Theorizingp. 468
Examples: Two Students Interpret Robert Frost's "Mending Wall"p. 469
Thinking about the Effects of Literaturep. 489
Thinking about Government Funding for the Artsp. 497
A Forensic View: Oral Presentation and Debatep. 498
Standard Debate Formatp. 499
The Audiencep. 500
Deliveryp. 501
The Talkp. 503
Two Examples of Oral Presentationp. 504
Current Issues: Occasions for Debatep. 509
Debates as an Aid to Thinkingp. 510
Abortion: Whose Right to Life Is It Anyway?p. 513
Affirmative Action: Is It Fair?p. 525
Cell Phones: Should Their Use While Driving Be Prohibited?p. 541
Censorship: Should Public Libraries Filter Internet Sites?p. 545
Gay Marriages: Should They Be Legalized?p. 550
Gun Control: Would It Really Help?p. 557
Current Issues: Casebooksp. 573
The Death Penalty: Can It Ever Be Justified?p. 575
Drugs: Should Their Sale and Use Be Legalized?p. 611
Euthanasia: Should Doctors Intervene at the End of Life?p. 646
The Just War: What Are the Criteria?p. 670
Privacy: What Are Its Limits?p. 688
Reparations: Under What Circumstances Are They Appropriate?p. 718
Sexual Harassment: Is There Any Doubt about What It Is?p. 740
Torture: Is It Ever Justifiable?p. 757
Enduring Questions: Essays, Stories, Poems, and A Playp. 769
What Is the Ideal Society?p. 771
How Free Is the Will of the Individual within Society?p. 837
What Is Happiness?p. 915
Thoughts About Happiness, Ancient and Modernp. 916
Index of Authors and Titlesp. 941
Index of Termsp. 947
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