By Lee A. Jacobus

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ISBN: 1457604361
EAN: 9781457604362
ASIN: 1457604361
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication Date: 2013-01-04
Number of Pages: 960
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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The first and bestselling reader of its sort, A global 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 - and so they upward thrust to the problem of enticing with the textual content and comparing it severely. No different composition reader bargains a related choice of crucial readings besides the supportive gear scholars have to comprehend, examine, and reply to them.

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Moreover, the prince need not worry about incurring a bad reputation by practicing vices that are necessary if he wishes to hold his state. In the same spirit, Machiavelli tells us that there are some virtues that might lead to the destruction of the prince. Forming Your Own Ideas One of the most important reasons for critically reading the texts in this book is to enable you to develop your own positions on issues that these writers raise. Identifying and clarifying the main ideas is only the first step; the next step in critical reading is evaluating those ideas.

When you annotate, • Read with a pen or a pencil. • Underline key sentences — for example, definitions and statements of purpose. • Underline key words that appear often. • Note the topic of paragraphs in the margins. • Ask questions in the margins. • Make notes in the margins to remind yourself to develop ideas later. • Mark passages you might want to quote later. • Keep track of points with which you disagree. ” A sixteenth-century text in translation, The Prince is challenging to work with. My annotations appear in the form of underlinings and marginal comments and questions.

Indd 12 20-11-2012 17:42:38 WRITING ABOUT IDEAS An Introduction to Rhetoric Writing about ideas has several functions. First, it helps make our thinking available to others for examination. The writers whose works are presented in this book benefited from their first readers’ examinations and at times revised their work considerably as a result of such criticism. Writing about ideas also helps us refine what we think — even without criticism from others — because writing is a self-instructional experience.

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