By Lee A. Jacobus
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The first and bestselling reader of its sort, A international of Ideas introduces scholars to nice thinkers whose rules have formed civilizations all through historical past. while scholars pay attention names like Aristotle, Martin Luther King, Jr., or Sigmund Freud, they realize the writer as vital - they usually upward push to the problem of enticing with the textual content and comparing it severely. No different composition reader deals a similar selection of crucial readings in addition to the supportive equipment scholars have to comprehend, study, and reply to them.
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Indd 2 20-11-2012 17:42:38 An Introduction to Critical Reading 3 He supports questionable means of becoming and remaining prince. (3) Machiavelli does not fret over the means used to achieve his ends and sometimes advocates repression, imprisonment, and torture. (3) Machiavelli has been said to have a cynical view of human nature. (4) His rhetorical method is to discuss both sides of an issue: cruelty and mercy, liberality and stinginess. (8) He uses aphorisms to persuade the reader that he is saying something wise and true.
Should people who do not work be given an income? • Could our society afford to pay the poor? • If it did pay the poor not to work, would fewer people choose to work? • Would paying poor people without jobs encourage the children of the poor not to work? • Would the poor be more likely to improve their position if they knew the society could not or would not help them? • Does giving people handouts create long-term dependency that may be passed on to the children of the poor? A Sample Beginning for a Brief Essay on Galbraith.
Dad and I are more interested in the same kinds of things than are Tim and Mom, who like different things. Is this normal, or should I be worried that sometime in the future Tim will suddenly explode and let go on Dad? Or that I will on Mom? Should I be frightened? –Alice F. The rest of the essay examines Alice’s and Tim’s relationships with their parents and compares them with Freud’s examples. Alice aimed at establishing what she thought were normal patterns of behavior toward parents by questioning some of her roommates and by discussing how the literary examples Freud chose were convincing on one level but how they needed to be balanced with Alice’s own experience.
A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers (9th Edition) by Lee A. Jacobus