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Reading for Logical Analysis

Reading for Logical Analysis - rev edition

Reading for Logical Analysis - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780393972146

ISBN10: 0393972143

Reading for Logical Analysis by Stephen R. C. Hicks and David Kelley - ISBN 9780393972146
Edition: REV 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
International: No
Reading for Logical Analysis by Stephen R. C. Hicks and David Kelley - ISBN 9780393972146

ISBN13: 9780393972146

ISBN10: 0393972143

Edition: REV 98

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  • 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 the 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.
  • Package discount. The reader and the text can be packaged together at a significantly discounted price. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


On Torture and Murder

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?

On Science

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

On Abortion

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