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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
Ali Almossawi

The Experiment, 2014

“A flawless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey The antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals! Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments ! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, ...
  
  











  



  
The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion
Meghan Daum

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014

“Daum is her generation's Joan Didion.” — Nylon Nearly fifteen years after her debut collection, My Misspent Youth , captured the ambitions and anxieties of a generation, Meghan Daum returns to the personal essay with The Unspeakable , a masterful collection of ten new works. Her old encounters with overdrawn bank accounts and oversized ambitions in the big city have given way to a new set of challenges. The first essay, ...
  
  











  



  
Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow
Craig E. (Edward) Johnson

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2013

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow, Fifth Edition identifies the unique ethical demands of leadership and equips readers to meet these challenges. Written in a conversational, accessible style, author Craig E. Johnson takes an interdisciplinary approach to leadership ethics while blending research and theory with practical application. This unique text offers a realistic look at the “dark side of ...
  
  











  



  
Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, 8th Edition (SAB 240 Substance Abuse Issues in Client Service)
Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey, ...

Brooks/Cole, 2011

Up-to-date and comprehensive, this practical, bestselling text (now available with an online personalized study plan) provides students with the basis for discovering their own guidelines for helping within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. Respected authors Gerald Corey, Marianne Corey, and Patrick Callanan raise what they consider to be central issues, present a range of diverse views on ...
  
  











  



  
Media Ethics: Issues and Cases
Philip Patterson, Lee Wilkins

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2013

Media Ethics is a diverse, classroom tested compilation of 60 diverse cases that will help students prepare for the ethical situations they will confront in their media careers. Ninety percent of the cases are based on actual events, and authors from many institutions and media outlets contributed both real-life and hypothetical cases. There is a strong focus on ethical theory and practice throughout the book, which works well as both a main ...
  
  











  



  
The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader: Histories and Debates
David Brackett

Oxford University Press, 2013

Featuring over 100 readings from a wide range of sources and writers, The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader , Third Edition, provides a rich and engaging introduction to the development of American popular music and the important social and cultural issues raised by its study. The third edition brings together a vast array of selections from sources that include mainstream and specialized magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, interviews, and ...
  
  











  



  
Thank You For Arguing, Revised and Updated Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us ...
Jay Heinrichs

Three Rivers Press, 2013

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 2nd edition (Roberts Rules of Order in Brief)
Henry M. III Robert, Daniel H. Honemann, ...

Da Capo Press, 2011

Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Brief was first published in 2005 to meet the need for a simple and short book on parliamentary procedure. This second edition of In Brief is now updated and revised to match the new full edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised , also published this year. Written by the same authorship team behind the officially sanctioned Robert’s Rules of Order , this concise, user-friendly ...
  
  











  



  
Advocacy and Opposition: An Introduction to Argumentation (7th Edition)
Karyn Charles Rybacki, Donald Jay Rybacki

Pearson, 2011

Advocacy and Opposition: An Introduction to Argumentation presents a comprehensive and practical approach to argumentation and critical thinking for the beginner who needs to construct and present arguments on questions of fact, value, and policy. Advocacy and Opposition offers a theoretical view of the nature of argument in our society, a discussion of arguing as a form of communication, and a focus on how arguments are created using ...
  
  











  



  
Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Beauchamp))
Tom L. Beauchamp, James F. Childress

Oxford University Press, 2012

Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Seventh Edition, provides a highly original, practical, and insightful guide to morality in the health professions. Acclaimed authors Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress thoroughly develop and advocate for four principles that lie at the core of moral reasoning in health care: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. ...
  
  











  



  
Argumentation and Critical Decision Making (8th Edition)
Richard D. Rieke, Malcolm O. Sillars, ...

Pearson, 2012

The first and most thoroughly developed audience-oriented argumentation text has been updated to its 8 th edition:  Argumentation and Critical Decision Making presents argumentation as a cooperative, communicative process. This text examines the general principles of argument in a rigorous yet readable manner and then applies those principles to different spheres of life – law, science, religion, business, government, and politics – to ...
  
  











  



  
Free Will
Sam Harris

Free Press, 2012

A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion. In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this ...
  
  











  



  
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of the ...
Pietra Rivoli

Wiley, 2009

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy has been lauded by the New York Times, Financial Times, and reviewers worldwide. Translated into fourteen languages, Travels has received numerous awards for its frank and nuanced discussion of global economic realities.  Now updated and revised--including a discussion of environmental issues--this fascinating book illustrates crucial lessons in economics, politics, and globalization. The major ...
  
  











  



  
Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide
Ralph Fletcher, Joann Portalupi

Heinemann, 2001

Is the writing workshop the only way to teach writing? No. There are a variety of approaches or programs, but none of them matches the writing workshop when it comes to growing strong writers. That's why, despite the pressures of testing, the writing workshop has endured and even flourished in thousands of schools across the country. Today we face a time when as many as ten million new teachers are entering the profession. It is for these ...
  
  











  



  
Robert's Rules For Dummies
C. Alan Jennings PRP

For Dummies, 2012

Discover why Robert's Rules "rule" If you belong to any type of organization-from school board to garden club to bowling league to trade association-chances are this book can save you many boring meeting minutes. This friendly guide translates Robert's Rules of Order, the essential guide for conducting meetings of all types, into principles you can understand and apply the next time "Billy Bully" tries to dominate the discussion or "Debbie ...
  
  











  



  
The Enduring Debate: Classic and Contemporary Readings in American Politics (Seventh Edition)
David T. Canon, John J. Coleman, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

A combination of classic and contemporary readings, featuring a debate-format section in each chapter. Every chapter includes a blend of readings—from scholarly and popular sources, long and short readings, and 30 percent new to this edition. About one-fourth of the readings are classics, while the remaining three-fourths are contemporary. Each begins with a headnote explaining the significance of the piece and concludes with discussion ...
  
  











  



  
Contemporary Moral Arguments: Readings in Ethical Issues
Lewis Vaughn

Oxford University Press, 2012

Taking a unique approach that emphasizes careful reasoning, this cutting-edge reader is structured around twenty-seven landmark arguments that have provoked heated debates on current ethical issues. Contemporary Moral Arguments: Readings in Ethical Issues, Second Edition, opens with an extensive two-chapter introduction to moral reasoning and moral theories that provides students with the background necessary to analyze the arguments in the ...
  
  











  



  
Essentials of Argument (3rd Edition)
Nancy V. Wood

Longman, 2010

This concise argument text presents a broad range of rhetorical theory while providing the clear explanations and examples to make it accessible to an exceptionally wide range of students.    Essentials of Argument, 3e , contains ten chapters, each accompanied by class exercises and writing assignments.  Students using this text will learn to identify topics of personal and social consequence, to read and form opinions of their ...
  
  











  



  
The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions (Plus)
Marcus J. Borg, N. T. Wright

HarperOne, 2007

Was Jesus born of a virgin? Did he know he was the Messiah? Was he bodily resurrected from the dead? Did he intentionally die to redeem humankind? Was Jesus God? Two leading Jesus scholars with widely divergent views go right to the heart of these questions and others, presenting the opposing visions of Jesus that shape our faith today.
  
  











  



  
A Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking
David R. Morrow, Anthony Weston

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2011

A Workbook for Arguments builds on Anthony Weston's Rulebook for Arguments to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. Workbook includes : * The entire text of Rulebook , supplemented with extensive further explanations and exercises * Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of arguments from newspapers, philosophical texts, literature, movies, videos, and other sources. Practical advice to ...
  
  











  








   



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