books about: debates
Smart Mouth: a novel
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
At 23, shy, quirky Addison Taylor is a responsible adult. At least, that's what she put on her job application. Addy hated high school on her first go round, often referred to as Potato Face as she read a book in the corner. And now, on her first day as an English teacher, she's pretty sure she won't make it through this second serving of hell. Unfortunately, she needs a paycheck. She certainly can't rely on her unstable boyfriend. And then ...
The Creed Room: A Novel of Ideas
Sam Kramer, a high school teacher, joins a group commissioned to produce a philosophical creed for the modern world. After many interesting debates, the group produces a basic philosophy acceptable by most. The group's mysterious benefactor has his own motivations for the efforts of 'the creed room.'
Sobre el cielo y la tierra
Jorge, Skorka, Abraham Bergoglio
LAS OPINIONES DEL PAPA FRANCISCO SOBRE LA FAMILIA,LA FE Y EL PAPEL DE LA IGLESIA EN EL SIGLO XI. La obra maestra del Señor es el hombre.· La vida cristiana es una suerte de atletismo, de pugna, de carrera, donde hay que deshacerse de las cosas que nos separa de Dios.· Al hombre le digo que no conozca a Dios de oídas· Tenemos que ser coherentes con el mensaje que recibimos de la Biblia: todo hombre es imagen de Dios, sea creyente o no.· ...
The 39 Clues, Book 10: Into the Gauntlet
Scholastic Audio, 2010
Once Amy and Dan Cahill's choice was simple - take a million dollars or the first of 39 Clues that lead to the source of unimaginable power. Now it's clear that the hunt for Clues is bigger than anything that Amy and Dan could ever have imagined.
Quantum : Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality
Icon Books Ltd
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track
Easy, accessible, and to the point, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track gives you everything you need to know to conduct shorter, fairer, more orderly meetings. In this time-saving guide, you get: The fundamentals of parliamentary procedure, with tips on knowing which rules to use for your meetings. Simple suggestions for making, seconding, and debating motions, plus advice on frequently used motions ...
The Founders' Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms (Independent Studies in Political Economy)
Stephen P. Halbrook
Ivan R. Dee/ Independent Institute
Stephen P. Halbrook's The Founders' Second Amendment is the first book-length account of the origins of the Second Amendment, based on the Founders' own statements as found in newspapers, correspondence, debates, and resolutions. Mr. Halbrook investigates the period from 1768 to 1826, from the last years of British rule and the American Revolution through to the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the passing of the ...
Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate
Encounter Books, 2012
For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America's colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society. Drawing on a decade of experience battling for freedom of speech on campus, First Amendment lawyer Greg Lukianoff reveals how higher education fails to teach students to become critical thinkers: by stifling open debate, our campuses are supercharging ideological divisions, promoting ...
Save Send Delete
Danusha V. Goska
Save Send Delete is a debate about God between polar opposites: Mira, a poor, Catholic professor and Rand, an atheist author and celebrity. It’s based on a true story. Mira reveals gut-level emotions and her inner struggles to live fully and honestly – and to laugh – in the face of extraordinary ordeals. She shares experiences so profound, so holy, they force us to confront our beliefs in what is true and possible. Rand hears her; he ...
Thank You For Arguing, Revised and Updated Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us ...
Three Rivers Press
For when you really have to get your point across… *Expanded and Revised: Including new chapters on leadership, Obama’s oratorical mastery, the pitfalls of apologies—and an “Argument Lab” section to put your new skills to the test.* Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. The time-tested secrets this book ...
Fidel Castro: Biografía a dos voces (Spanish Edition)
El 13 de agosto el enigmatico dictador cumplirá sus 80 años en esta tierra. En Fidel Castro: Biografía a dos voces , Igancio Ramonet, sociòlogo, teórico de cultura, periodista y una de las voces más representativas del movimiento altermundista, ha logrado desvelar —tras semanas de intensas conversaciones- las claves de la Revolución cubana a través de la biografía humana y política del último «monstruo sagrado» de la política ...
Tales of the Rational : Skeptical Essays About Nature and Science
Engaging, compelling, witty essays that put in perspective some of the most fascinating scientific and pseudo-scientific claims of the 20th century. Includes discussions of: atheism, straw-man arguments, creationism, debating creationists and theists, evolutionary biology, Christian apologetics, critiques of modern science, the search for extraterrestial life, the search for the origins of life, chaos theory, and much more.
Straight and Crooked Thinking
Robert H. Thouless
Macmillan Education Australia
This new edition of a timeless classic demonstrates how the use of clear, rational thinking and logic can win any argument, however emotionally charged the topic in question. It describes the typical flaws of reasoning in argument and shows how language can be used to deceive - and how to avoid being deceived. It will show you how, by learning what is 'straight', rational language, and clear thought, you can disentangle emotionally charged ...
The Three Dollar Scholar - Awesome Advice for Acing Life's Major Decisions and Mindless Debates
When faced with making an important life decision, 100% of men and women polled would rather make a great choice than a terrible one; yet bad decisions happen to good people every day. It doesn't have to be this way. In THE THREE DOLLAR SCHOLAR: Awesome Advice for Acing Life's Major Decisions and Mindless Debates, Jon Finkel applies the same humor and logic he made popular in his GQ and Muscle & Fitness magazine columns to essays about ...
Judaism and Vegetarianism
Richard H. Schwartz
From God's first injunction, "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for food." (Gen. 1:29) The Hebrew Bible offers countless examples of how God intends a compassionate and caring attitude toward animals, our health, and the health of the planet. This attitude, as Richard Schwartz shows in his pioneering work ...
The coauthor of Lucy's Child challenges the belief that the Neandertal was the first true human species, revealing the existence of humans fifty thousand years earlier and considering why the Neandertal species died out. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
Abraham Lincoln: Speeches & Writings 1832-1858: Library of America #45
The Library of America, 2012
This first volume of The Library of America’s two-volume collection of the writings of Abraham Lincoln illuminates the political career of our greatest president and reveals his extraordinary gifts as a writer. Covering the years 1832 to 1858, it contains 240 speeches, letters, drafts, and fragments that record his emergence as an eloquent antislavery advocate and defender of the Constitution. From the beginning, Lincoln’s career ...
The Debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles and Letters During the ...
Library of America
"The Debate on the Constitution" charts the course of the bloodless revolution that created the government of the United States and the world's oldest working national charter. In speeches, newspaper articles, pamphlets, and letters, this unique collection captures firsthand the energy and eloquence of the stormy ratification struggle. Franklin, Madison, Jefferson, Washington, Patrick Henry, and many less well known voices speak with passion and ...
No Good Deed: A Story of Medicine, Murder Accusations, and the Debate over How We Die
Lewis Mitchell, M.D. Cohen
Accomplished physician and researcher Dr. Lewis Cohen writes the untold story of two Massachusetts nurses, their struggles with end of life care, and how they were accused of murdering a patient. Captivating and powerful, No Good Deed explores what happens when decisions about end of life issues and the purpose of modern medicine move from the hospital to the courtroom to the church.
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
This book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals. I have selected a small set of common errors in reasoning and visualized them using memorable illustrations that are supplemented with lots of examples. The hope is that the reader will learn from these pages some of the most common pitfalls in arguments and be able to ...
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