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Current issues and enduring questions : a guide to critical thinking and argument, with readings / Sylvan Barnet, professor of English, Tufts University, Hugo Bedau, professor of philosophy, Tufts University.

By: Barnet, Sylvan [author.]
Contributor(s): Bedau, Hugo Adam [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, [2005]Copyright date: c 2005Edition: Seventh editionDescription: xxxix, 950 pages 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0312412711; 9780312412715Subject(s): Reasoning | Logic | Social ethics | | Generalities January2020Genre/Form: -- Reading bookDDC classification: 168 Summary: The unique collaborative effort of a distinguished interdisciplinary team, a professor of English and a professor of philosophy, Current Issues and Enduring Questions is a balanced and flexible book that provides the benefit of the authors' dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and rigorous critical thinking. Its comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument includes Aristotle, Toulmin, and a range of alternative views, making it an extraordinarily versatile text. Readings on contemporary controversies (including the purpose of a college education, immigration, a peacetime draft, and obesity) and classic philosophical questions (such as, "How free is the will of the individual?") are sure to spark student interest and lively discussion and writing. Refined through seven widely adopted previous editions, it has been revised to address current student interests and trends in argument, research, and writing, and has been updated with compelling new topics and readings and more on analyzing visuals and presenting oral arguments. No other text and reader offers such an extensive resource for teaching argument.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The unique collaborative effort of a distinguished interdisciplinary team, a professor of English and a professor of philosophy, Current Issues and Enduring Questions is a balanced and flexible book that provides the benefit of the authors' dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and rigorous critical thinking. Its comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument includes Aristotle, Toulmin, and a range of alternative views, making it an extraordinarily versatile text. Readings on contemporary controversies (including the purpose of a college education, immigration, a peacetime draft, and obesity) and classic philosophical questions (such as, "How free is the will of the individual?") are sure to spark student interest and lively discussion and writing. Refined through seven widely adopted previous editions, it has been revised to address current student interests and trends in argument, research, and writing, and has been updated with compelling new topics and readings and more on analyzing visuals and presenting oral arguments. No other text and reader offers such an extensive resource for teaching argument.

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