A text and anthology for undergraduate students, explaining how to read others' arguments and how to write arguments, and offering some 100 essays from ancient times to the present. Part 1 covers using sources, evaluating evidence, and organizing material. Part 2 contains debates on contemporary issues such as abortion, drug legalization, and immigration. Part 3 provides classic and contemporary essays on issues such as the ideal society. Part 4 offers examples of literary criticism, new to this fourth edition. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Extensive resource for argument, persuasive writing, and rigorous critical thinking.
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"Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing" is a compact but thorough guide to critical thinking and argumentation. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted "Current Issues and Enduring Questions," it draws on the authors' dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and rigorous critical thinking. It helps students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. With comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument, including Aristotle, Toulmin, and a range of alternative views, it is an extraordinarily versatile text. This affordable guide can stand alone or supplement a larger anthology of readings. "Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing" has been revised to address current student interests and trends in argument, research, and writing.
From Critical Thinking to Argument is a very brief but thorough guide to critical thinking and argumentation. With only a dozen readings, this affordable guide can stand alone or complement an anthology. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors’ dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. Treatment of classic and modern approaches includes Aristotle, Toulmin, and Rogerian argument, making it a versatile text. From Critical Thinking to Argument has been revised to model more strategies for creating academic arguments and provide practical advice on how to develop them.
With 16 readings by prominent philosophers and 8 examples of student writing, this concise and inexpensive guide discusses every stage of reading, analyzing, and responding to philosophical texts and arguments and offers thorough coverage of research and documentation.
In response to requests for briefer and less expensive argument readers, Contemporary and Classic Arguments offers an ample selection of readings in a compact size for about half the price of similar books. Adapted from the best-selling full-size argument text/reader Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it offers both a provocative selection of contemporary arguments to engage students with some of today's most pressing topics, and a collection of classic essays that provide time-tested models of effective argument.