75 Arguments

Author: ALAN AINSWORTH

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780072496642

Category: Reference

Page: 592

View: 9369

This new offering in McGraw-Hill's line of inexpensive readers collects seventy-five extensively taught arguments into a single volume. With topics including national security, technology, marriage, race, economics, the environment, and globalization, among others, this anthology is sure to engage students and inspire them to think critically and write well.

Christian Apologetics

An Anthology of Primary Sources

Author: Chad V. Meister,Khaldoun A. Sweis

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310589681

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 1270

For the first time in over one hundred years, the significant writings of history’s most notable Christian apologists are available in one ebook. The Anthology of Christian Apologetics seeks to represent a broad Christian spectrum, ranging from those as early as Saint Paul and Saint Augustine, Saint Teresa of Avila and Blaise Pascal, to more recent and present day apologists such as C. S. Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig, Richard Swinburne, and Pope Benedict XVI. Over fifty entries address key issues in the history of Christian apologetics. Introductions provide general overviews and guides to the topical arrangements of these issues. Photographs of the major apologists enliven the work and concise section headings clearly organize the material. Discussion questions, annotated reading lists, a bibliography, and author and subject indexes contribute to the suitability of this anthology as a textbook or supplemental reader. People interested in Christian thought, history, apologetics, philosophy, theology, or religion will find that the scope and depth of this anthology makes it an authoritative reference for key persons, concepts, issues, and approaches in the history of Christian apologetics.

Comic Books and American Cultural History

An Anthology

Author: Matthew Pustz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441197575

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 296

View: 2488

Comic Books and American Cultural History is an anthology that examines the ways in which comic books can be used to understand the history of the United States. Over the last twenty years, there has been a proliferation of book-length works focusing on the history of comic books, but few have investigated how comics can be used as sources for doing American cultural history. These original essays illustrate ways in which comic books can be used as resources for scholars and teachers. Part 1 of the book examines comics and graphic novels that demonstrate the techniques of cultural history; the essays in Part 2 use comics and graphic novels as cultural artifacts; the third part of the book studies the concept of historical identity through the 20th century; and the final section focuses on different treatments of contemporary American history. Discussing topics that range from romance comics and Superman to American Flagg! and Ex Machina, this is a vivid collection that will be useful to anyone studying comic books or teaching American history.

Philosophy and Democracy

An Anthology

Author: Thomas Christiano

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195136609

Category: Philosophy

Page: 359

View: 8571

This volume collects some of the leading essays in contemporary democratic theory published in the past thirty years. The anthology presents the work of a select group of contributors (including Peter Singer, Joshua Cohen, Ronald Dworkin, Richard Arneson, and others) and covers many foundational approaches defended by scholars from a range of different disciplines. The chapters address many issues that are central to philosophical reflections on democracy, such as questions pertaining to deliberative and economic approaches, as well as to such topics as intrinsic fairness, the role of equality in relation to minority groups, and the limits of democracy. Covering representative work in economics, political science, legal theory, and philosophy, this comprehensive volume is suited to courses in political theory and political philosophy.

75 Thematic Readings

Author: McGraw-Hill Education

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780072469318

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 4986

This inexpensive reader collects the seventy-five most extensively taught thematic readings into a single volume that costs less than $20.

Philosophical Dimensions of Privacy

An Anthology

Author: Ferdinand David Schoeman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521275545

Category: Philosophy

Page: 426

View: 2373

This collection of essays makes readily accessible many of the most significant and influential discussions of privacy.

From Critical Thinking to Argument

A Portable Guide

Author: Sylvan Barnet,Hugo Bedau,John O'Hara

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319076998

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 3527

From Critical Thinking to Argument is a very brief but thorough guide to critical thinking and argument. With only fifteen readings, this affordable guide can stand alone or complement an anthology. Comprising a condensed version of the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors’ expertise in persuasive writing and logical thinking, and now with new co-author John O’Hara, an expanded focus on critical thinking. It helps students move from critical thinking to argument and research. This versatile text features treatment of classic and modern approaches including Aristotelian, Toulmin, and Rogerian argument, as well as an expanded chapter on visual rhetoric. Like other volumes in the Bedford/St. Martin’s popular series of Portable Anthologies and Portable Guides, From Critical Thinking to Argument offers the series’ trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers of writing and their cost-conscious students.

Atheist Voices of Minnesota

An Anthology of Personal Stories

Author: P. Z. Myers,Greg Laden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615598574

Category: Atheism

Page: 276

View: 1157

"With contributions from 36 Minnesotans, and a foreword by Greta Christina, this unique book allows a cross section of ordinary atheists to tell their personal stories about how their lives and atheism connect. The results are touching and fascinating, with a diversity of topics covered"--Publisher website.

Arguing about metaphysics

Author: Michael Cannon Rea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415958264

Category: Philosophy

Page: 559

View: 7607

Arguing about Metaphysics is a wide-ranging anthology that introduces students to one of the most fundamental areas of philosophy. It covers core topics in metaphysics such as personal identity, the nature of being, time, and the concept of freedom. The volume contains scholarly articles by Quine, Lewis, van Inwagen and Pereboom, as well short works of science fiction that illustrate key ideas in metaphysics. The volume is divided into five parts, helping the student get to grips with classic and core arguments and emerging debates in: - On What There Is - Time and Time Travel - Change and Identity - Freedom - Worlds and Worldmaking Michael C. Rea provides lucid introductions to each section, giving an overview of the debate and outlining the arguments of each sectionA[a, 柑"[s readings. Arguing About Metaphysics is a comprehensive and engaging reader for students who are new to philosophy.

The Sheed & Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy

Author: James Swindal,Harry J. Gensler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742531987

Category: Religion

Page: 584

View: 7819

The Sheed & Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy is a thorough introduction to the evolution of Catholic philosophy from Biblical times to the present day. The first comprehensive collection of readings from Catholic philosophers, this volume aims to sharpen the understanding of Catholic philosophy by grouping together the best examples of this tradition, both well-known classics and lesser-known selections. The readings emphasize themes integral to the Catholic tradition such as the harmony of faith and reason, the existence and nature of God, the nature of the human person and the nature of being, and the objectivity of the moral law. Each reading includes a brief introduction and is historically placed within five major groups 1) Preliminaries, including readings from the Bible, Plato and Aristotle, 2) The Patristic Era, selections from Aristides to Boethius, and a heavy focus on Augustine, 3) The Middle Ages, readings from the early Moslem and Jewish thinkers to William of Ockham, with an emphasis on Aquinas, 4) The Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century, including Suarez, Descartes, Pascal, Newman, and Pope Leo XIII, and 5) The Twentieth Century and Beyond, including Maritain and Lonergan, Blondel and Marcel, Geach and Rescher, and others like Chesterton and Teilhard. "

The Art of the Personal Essay

An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present

Author: Phillip Lopate

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 038542339X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 777

View: 2511

Bringing together many great reflections on the human condition and the peculiarities of daily life, a unique collection of more than seventy-five essays ranges from classical predecessors of the genre up to today's finest writers. Reprint.

Crafting the Very Short Story

An Anthology of 100 Masterpieces

Author: Mark Mills

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780130867629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 9542

This anthology is an international collection of stories and essays by critically-acclaimed authors, chosen for their intellectual and emotional appeal. Each story or essay is one to six pages in length, making these authors' short works easily accessible to a wide reading public. It provides an exciting taste of global literature, with classic, modern, and avant garde short stories.Over 100 authors are presented, including Alice Walker, Yasunari Kawabata, Helen Vivien Viramontes, Anton Chekhov, Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, and Joyce Carol Oates, to name only a few.For those readers interested in an excellent collection of short stories by the world's most renowned writers.

African American Religious Thought

An Anthology

Author: Cornel West,Eddie S. Glaude

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664224592

Category: Religion

Page: 1054

View: 1395

Believing that African American religious studies has reached a crossroads, Cornel West and Eddie Glaude seek, in this landmark anthology, to steer the discipline into the future. Arguing that the complexity of beliefs, choices, and actions of African Americans need not be reduced to expressions of black religion, West and Glaude call for more careful reflection on the complex relationships of African American religious studies to conceptions of class, gender, sexual orientation, race, empire, and other values that continue to challenge our democratic ideals.

Pandeism

An Anthology

Author: Knujon Mapson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785354132

Category: Religion

Page: 472

View: 351

Pandeism: An Anthology presents the work of sixteen authors, new and old, examining the implications of the revolutionary evolutionary theological theory of Pandeism - the proposition that the Creator of our Universe created by becoming our Universe, and that this proposition can be demonstrated through the exercise of logic and reason. These authors present a wide range of views originating from their varied experiences, from professional theologians and religious educators to lay philosophers with PhDs in the hard sciences. Collectively, these authors have assembled the most extensive examination of Pandeism put to print in over a hundred years.

Philosophical Arguments

Author: Charles Taylor

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674664760

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

View: 2208

Charles Taylor is one of the most important English-language philosophers at work today; he is also unique in the philosophical community in applying his ideas on language and epistemology to social theory and political problems. In this book Taylor brings together some of his best essays, including "Overcoming Epistemology," "The Validity of Transcendental Argument," "Irreducibly Social Goods," and "The Politics of Recognition." As usual, his arguments are trenchant, straddling the length and breadth of contemporary philosophy and public discourse. The strongest theme running through the book is Taylor's critique of disengagement, instrumental reason, and atomism: that individual instances of knowledge, judgment, discourse, or action cannot be intelligible in abstraction from the outside world. By developing his arguments about the importance of "engaged agency," Taylor simultaneously addresses themes in philosophical debate and in a broader discourse of political theory and cultural studies. The thirteen essays in this collection reflect most of the concerns with which he has been involved throughout his career--language, ideas of the self, political participation, the nature of modernity. His intellectual range is extraordinary, as is his ability to clarify what is at stake in difficult philosophical disputes. Taylor's analyses of liberal democracy, welfare economics, and multiculturalism have real political significance, and his voice is distinctive and wise.

Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student

Author: Edward P. J. Corbett,Robert J. Connors

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195115420

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 562

View: 9042

Widely used in advanced composition and writing courses, Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student discusses the three vital components of classical rhetoric--argument, arrangement, and style--bringing these elements to life and demonstrating their effective use in yesterday's and today's writing. Presenting its subject in five parts, the text provides grounding in the elements and applications of classical rhetoric; the strategies and tactics of argumentation; the effective presentation and organization of discourses; the development of power, grace, and felicity in expression; and the history of rhetorical principles. Numerous examples of classic and contemporary rhetoric, from paragraphs to complete essays, appear throughout the book, many followed by detailed analyses. The fourth edition of Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student features a new section on the Progymnasmata (classical composition exercises), a new analysis of a color advertisement in the Introduction, an updated survey of the history of rhetoric, and an updated section on "External Aids to Invention."

Business in Ethical Focus: An Anthology - Second Edition

Author: Fritz Allhoff,Alexander Sager,Anand J. Vaidya

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554812518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

View: 1091

Business in Ethical Focus is a compilation of classical and contemporary essays and case studies in business ethics. Readers will become acquainted with seminal ideas on corporate social responsibility and the place of business in a just society. Other topics include diversity in the workplace, sexual harassment, workplace rights, environmental responsibility and sustainability, global business, intellectual property, bribery, and ethical issues in advertising and marketing. This second edition adds a dozen original case studies, as well as new sections on global perspectives (with articles on Islamic, Confucian, and Buddhist business ethics), entrepreneurship, and the non-profit sector. Background material on ethical theory and the nature of business ethics is included to orient readers new to this field.

Early Modern Women on the Fall

An Anthology

Author: Thomas Festa

Publisher: Mrts

ISBN: 9780866984584

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 386

View: 2782

"This anthology presents the works of eighteen early modern Englishwomen addressing the biblical story of the Fall from the Book of Genesis. The texts, many of which are available in a modern edition for the first time, are fully annotated and introduced for use by students and researchers alike. In addition, the anthology includes supplementary materials that these writers would have known intimately, such as the marriage ceremony from The Book of Common Prayer and the account of the Fall in both the Geneva and Authorized (King James) versions, as well as a selected bibliography of scholarly works." -- Publisher description.

Practical Argument

A Text and Anthology

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312570929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 748

View: 7028

From the best-selling authors of the most successful reader in America comes Practical Argument. No one writes for the introductory composition student like Kirszner and Mandell, and Practical Argument simplifies the study of argument. A straightforward, full-color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, it employs an exercise-driven, thematically focused, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand argument. In clear, concise, no-nonsense language, Practical Argument focuses on basic principles of classical argument and introduces alternative methods of argumentation. Practical Argument forgoes the technical terminology that confuses students and instead explains concepts in understandable, everyday language, illustrating them with examples that are immediately relevant to students’ lives.