World of Ideas Essential Readings for College Writers

ISBN-10: 0312434448

ISBN-13: 9780312434441

Edition: 7th 2006

Authors: Lee A. Jacobus

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The most successful reader of its kind, "A World of Ideas" is ideal for composition instructors who want to introduce their students to some of the world's most important thinkers and their ideas: for example, Niccolo Machiavelli on government, Sigmund Freud on the mind, and Virginia Woolf on feminism. Because students perceive writers such as these as serious and important, they take the writing course more seriously: they learn to read more attentively, think more critically, and write more effectively. But more important, this may be a student's only opportunity to encounter these thinkers. No other composition reader offers a comparable collection of important readings along with the supportive apparatus students need to understand, analyze, and respond to them.
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Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 928
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Prefacep. iii
To the Studentp. xi
Evaluating Ideas: An Introduction to Critical Readingp. 1
Governmentp. 13
Thoughts from the Tao-te Chingp. 19
The Qualities of the Princep. 35
The Origin of Civil Societyp. 53
The Declaration of Independencep. 75
Total Dominationp. 85
The Separation of Church and Statep. 99
Justicep. 113
The Defense of Injusticep. 119
Civil Disobediencep. 133
Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutionsp. 161
Letter from Birmingham Jailp. 171
A Theory of Justicep. 195
The Central Human Functional Capabilitiesp. 209
Educationp. 225
Of the Education of Childrenp. 231
On Educationp. 247
From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slavep. 263
The Montessori Methodp. 281
Thinking in Educationp. 297
The Banking Concept of Educationp. 315
Wealth and Povertyp. 335
Of the Natural Progress of Opulencep. 341
The Communist Manifestop. 353
Social Consequences of Changes in the Value of Moneyp. 381
The Position of Povertyp. 403
Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor, Poorerp. 417
Mindp. 437
The Allegory of the Cavep. 443
Discourse Fourp. 457
The Oedipus Complexp. 469
The Personal and the Collective Unconsciousp. 483
The Psychological Principles of Infant Analysisp. 499
A Rounded Version: The Theory of Multiple Intelligencesp. 515
Naturep. 535
The Four Idolsp. 541
Natural Selectionp. 559
The Sunless Seap. 577
Nonmoral Naturep. 597
The Mystery of Dark Matterp. 613
Ethics and Moralityp. 627
Moses and the Ten Commandmentsp. 633
The Aim of Manp. 649
The Sermon on the Mountp. 671
The Night Journeyp. 683
Morality as Anti-Naturep. 697
Morality and Religionp. 713
The Ethic of Compassionp. 729
Feminismp. 739
Pernicious Effects Which Arise from the Unnatural Distinctions Established in Societyp. 745
Shakespeare's Sisterp. 761
Woman: Myth and Realityp. 781
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