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Current issues and enduring questions : a guide to critical thinking and… (original 1987; edition 2008)

by Sylvan Barnet, Hugo Adam Bedau

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The unique collaborative effort of a distinguished interdisciplinary team Â-- a professor of English and a professor of philosophy Â--Current Issues and Enduring Questionsis a balanced and flexible book that provides the benefit of the authors' dual expertise in effective persuasive writingandrigorous 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.… (more)
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Title:Current issues and enduring questions : a guide to critical thinking and argument, with readings
Authors:Sylvan Barnet
Other authors:Hugo Adam Bedau
Info:Boston, MA : Bedford/St. Martins, c2008.
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I read this textbook for a sophomore level composition class. It's main focus is on teaching students to write argumentative essays. It contains several good essays on controversial topics that are worth reading. Highlights include essays by Jonathan Swift, Plato, Rush Limbaugh, and Thomas More (to name a few); and poetry by Robert Frost, Andrew Marvell, and Kate Chopin. The essays were thought provoking and well written.






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The unique collaborative effort of a distinguished interdisciplinary team Â-- a professor of English and a professor of philosophy Â--Current Issues and Enduring Questionsis a balanced and flexible book that provides the benefit of the authors' dual expertise in effective persuasive writingandrigorous 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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