Open Questions Reading for Critical Thinking and Writing

ISBN-10: 0312416350

ISBN-13: 9780312416355

Edition: 2005

Authors: Wayne C. Anderson, Alexander Runciman, Chris Anderson, Lex Runciman

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We all make many ethical choices, small and large, every day. Should we give money to that homeless person? Should we shade the truth to protect someone else's feelings? Should we endanger ourselves by chasing that purse-snatcher? A first-year college composition course devoted to critical thinking and writing presents an ideal opportunity for students to reflect on what goes into making such decisions, and to refine their own understanding of what constitutes ethical action. The first reader to tap into this opportunity, "Open Questions" presents a wide variety of perspectives on profound ethical issues, along with a unique method of approaching those issues based on careful listening, analytic thinking, and persuasive writing.
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List price: $63.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

Preface for Instructors
Preface for Students
What Would You Do? Three Scenarios
Questions and Answers
Ethical Thinking is Critical Thinking
Private and Public: Personal Convictions and Civic Rhetoric
Downloading Music from the Internet
Exchange between Randy Cohen and Siva Vaidhyanthan
Ethical Systems: Five Examples
Critical Thinking: An Ethics of Learning
Listening and Analyzing: Logos, Pathos, Ethos
Marriage as a Restricted Club
Annotating Your Books, Keeping a Reading Journal
Participating in the Conversation
Contributing to Civic Rhetoric: Making Claims
Reconsidering in Light of New Information, New Understandings
Community, Integrity, and Compromise: an Approach to Argument
Where Are You Coming From?
What Would You Do? Speaking Up for a Friend
Exile: El Paso Texas
Shooting Dad
Profile of an Arab Daughter
Theme for English B (poem)
No Name Woman
You can be anything you want to be -- no limits! (cartoon)
I Listen to My Parents and I Wonder What They Believe
Stone Soup
Voices from White Earth
The Authentic Trail
For Community Learning and Research
Are We Responsible for Others?
What Would You Do? Considering an Intervention
Charles Deutsch, and George Dowdall, Too Many Colleges Are Still in Denial about Alcohol Abuse
The Parable of the Sadhu
Welcoming the Stranger
The Moral Obligations of Living in a Democratic Society
Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor
Cyberspace: If You Don't Love It, Leave It
Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp
The Earth Charter
On Morality
Traveling Through the Dark (poem)
For Community Learning and Research
Is Violence Necessary?
What Would You Do? Mediating a Confrontation
Giving Up the Gun
I Don't Believe This
The Case for Torture
The Need for Discernment
Two Words
The Pursuit of Happiness: Four Revolutionary Words
If you still want to belong to an organization dedicated to killing Americans, there's always the tobacco lobby (cartoon)
Nobel Prize Lecture
The Casualty
Eros and Thanatos
Compassion and Love
For Community Learning and Research
Are We Our Bodies?
What Would You Do? Judging Based on Appearance
Authentic Elegance (advertisement)
Life size (fiction)
Looking at Women
A Clack of Tiny Sparks: Remembrances of a Gay Boyhood
Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space
The Story of My Body
On Being a Cripple
It's Not About the Bike
Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Decides?
We Do Abortions Here
Designer Genes
For Community Learning and Research
Is Honesty the Best Policy?
What Would You Do? A Case of Plagiarism
How Do You Think It Makes Your Mother Feel?
The Best Student Ever
Honesty and Honor Codes
Today at school I tried to decide whether to cheat on my test or not (cartoon)
Virtual Virtues: Reflections on Academic Integrity in the Age of the Internet
The Boston Photographs
Privacy Under Attack
L, Big and Bad
The Beauty Myth
Politics and the English Language
For Community Learning and Research
What Is This Worth?
What Would You Do? Making a Questionable Bargain
Am I Blue?
Serving in Florida
What We Eat
Eggs for Sale
The Lesson (short story)
The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits
Ethics: A Global Business Challenge
The Land Ethic
A Teasing Irony
For Community Learning and Research
Why Change Your Mind?
What Would You Do? Rethinking a Decision
I teach my kids that these things are right and these things are wrong. (cartoon)
C. P. Ellis
Long Overdue
Singing with the Fundamentalists
Passion at Yale
The Achievement of Desire
Claiming an Education
Executions Are Too Costly -- Morally
The Case for Moral Relativism
The Community of Truth
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do? Taking a Stand
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Get Ready Now. (pamphlet)
The Good Doctor
On Compassion
The Singer Solution to World Poverty
The Silence of the Lambswool Cardigans
Out of Your Car, Off Your Horse
The World Depends on This
Letter from Birmingham Jail
From the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Why I Volunteer
Tell Me More
For Community Learning and Research
Index of Authors, Titles, and Terms
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