45 selections allow students to practice their logic skills on real-world arguments
Fresh Choices. This edition includes eleven new essays on topics such as the O.J. Simpson verdict, government funding for the National Endowment of the Arts, scientific method and the cure for "childbed fever," the constitutionality of capital punishment, and evolutionary theory.
Tighter rubrics. At t...show morehe request of previous adopters, the editors have sharpened the volume's thematic focus by including more pieces that explicitly debate a common issue.
Solutions. Standardization diagrams for the arguments in each reading are now available in a supplementary manual for teachers.
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Michael Levin, The Case for Torture Cesare Bonesana, Torture *Vincent Bugliosi, O.J. Was Guilty *Johnnie Cochran, O.J. Was Not Guilty John Henry Wigmore, The Borden Case Sigmund Freud, Human Nature Is Inherently Bad
On the Causes of Crime
Michael Harrington, Defining Poverty David Rubinstein, Don't Blame Crime on Joblessness Don B. Kates, Jr., Handgun Bans: Facts to Fight With John Henry Sloan, et al., Handgun Regulations, Crime, Assaults, and Homicide: A Tale of Two Cities
On the Death Penalty
Sissel Seteras Stokes, Against the Death Penalty H. L. Mencken, The Penalty of Death Justice William Brennan, Furman v. Georgia *Justice Stewart, Gregg v. Georgia 428 U. S. 153, (excerpts from parts III, IV, and V)
On the Arts
John Enright, What is Poetry *Jesse Helms, The NEA Should Not Fund Obscenity *Robert Hughes, A Loony Parody of Cultural Democracy *Robert Samuelson, High Brow Pork Barrel *Steven Durland, Censorship, Multiculturalism, and Symbols *Marsha Familiaro Enright, Why Music Cause Emotion?
Stephen Jay Gould, Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs Murdock Pencil (a.k.a. Michael Paconowsky), Salt Passage Research: The State of the Art *Carl Hempel, Semmelweis' Discovery *Charles Darwin, Recapitulation and Conclusion (from The Orgin of Species) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Children Should Not Be Reasoned With Sheila Tobias, Mathematics and Sex Caroline Bird, College is a Waste of Time and Money *Max Shulman, Love is a Fallacy
On Justice and Rights
Niccolo Machiavelli, On Cruelty and Clemency: Whether It Is Better to Be Loved or Feared Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence Hosea L. Martin, A Few Kind Words for Affirmative Action Lisa H. Newton, Bakke v. Davis: Justice American Style Alan M. Dershowitz, Shouting "Fire!"
On Economic Freedom and Government Regulation
Justice Louis Brandeis, New State Ice Co., v. Leibmann Henry Hazlitt, Who's Protected by Tariffs? Linda Gorman, Minimum Wages Isaac Shapiro, The Dispute Over the Minimum Wage *Liberty Network Association, The New World Order
Ronald Reagan, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation Baruch Brody, Fetal Humanity and Brain Function Laurence Tribe, Opposition to Abortion Is Not Based on Alledged Rights to Life Mary Ann Warren, On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion
On the Existence of God E. K. Daniel, Two Proofs of God's Existence George H. Smith, God Does Not Exist
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