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By Sylvan Barnet, Hugo Bedau

Critical considering, interpreting, and Writing is a compact yet entire advisor to serious pondering and argumentation. Comprising the textual content section of the commonly followed Current matters and Enduring Questions, it attracts at the authors’ twin services in powerful persuasive writing and entire rhetorical thoughts to assist scholars stream from serious pondering to argumentative and researched writing. With accomplished assurance of vintage and modern methods to argument, together with Aristotle, Toulmin, and various replacement perspectives, in addition to 35 readings and a casebook at the country and the person, it's an awfully flexible textual content. This cheap consultant can stand on my own or complement a bigger anthology of readings.

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But more than that — and this is where it gets tough — I want to know what’s being said in e-mail and instant messages and in chat rooms. There are two reasons for this. First, we’ve all read about the young boy unknowingly conversing with a pedophile or the girl who was cyberbullied to the point where she committed suicide. Would a watchful eye have helped? We rely in the real world on teachers and parents to guard against bullies — do we just dismiss bullying on the Internet and all it entails because we are entering difficult ethical ground?

Then their children deserve independence? Some will say that you should simply trust your child, that if he is old enough to go on the Internet he is old enough to know the dangers. Trust is one thing, but surrendering parental responsibility to a machine that allows the entire world access to your home borders on negligence. Some will say that it’s better just to use parental blocks that deny access to risky sites. I have found that they don’t work. Children know how to get around them. But more than that — and this is where it gets tough — I want to know what’s being said in e-mail and instant messages and in chat rooms.

They offend the eye and detract from beauty; yet, without the humans around, could there be any offence, any loss or gain in beauty at all? Or would the eye of the universe still shed a tear? TOPICS FOR CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING 1. Is the only or the main reason for preserving the jerboa as a species the pleasure or value it gives to members of our species? What is Cave’s position on this question? Explain your answers in an essay of 300 words. 10 15 CAVE / SHOULD WE SAVE THE JERBOA? 29 2. “A species lacks a viewpoint” (para.

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