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Western and non-Western, classic and contemporary, longer and shorter, verbal and visual, accessible and challenging. With 72 readings by thinkers from around the world'”Plato to Toni Morrison, Lao Tzu to Aung San Suu Kyi'” Reading the World is the only great ideas reader for composition students that offers a truly global perspective. The Second Edition offers more contemporary readings and provides more help to make the texts accessible for undergraduate readers. Brief overviews of each reading give students a sense of what the piece is about, and detailed headnotes call attention to the rhetoric of each reading to help students focus not only on what the authors say but also on how they say it.
Table of Contents
|Reading the World|
|*Greek Schoolchildren (460 BCE)|
|"Encouraging Learning" (circa 250 BCE)|
|"On Liberal and Vocational Studies" (ca. 55 CE)|
|"Manners to Be Observed by Teachers and Students" (1096)|
|Page from the New England Primer (1777)|
|"National Education" (1791)|
|"Learning to Read and Write" (1845)|
|"Knowledge Its Own End" (1852)|
|"The Banking Concept of Education" (1970, revised 1993)|
|"O Americano, Outra Vez" (1985)|
|"Education: A Lifelong Process" (1989)|
|Shrine of the Dead Man (14,000 BCE)|
|"The Speech of Aristophanes" (385 BCE)|
|"Man's Nature is Good" (circa 300 BCE)|
|"Man's Nature Is Evil" (circa 300 BCE)|
|"The Precious Garland" (circa 200 BCE)|
|Vitruvian Man (1487)|
|from Leviathan (1651)|
|Igbo Mother and Child (19th-20th century)|
|"The Individual and the Pattern of Culture" (1934)|
|*"The Fitness of Human Nature" (1988)|
|Law and Government|
|The Papyrus of Ani (1240 BCE)|
|from the Tao te Ching (400 BCE)|
|"On the Perfect State" (circa 900)|
|from The Treasure of the City of Ladies (1405)|
|from The Prince (1513)|
|"A Letter to Queen Victoria" (1839)|
|Triumph of the Will (1935)|
|"Letter from Birmingham Jail" (1963)|
|"In Quest of Democracy" (1990)|
|"Nuremberg or National Amnesia: A Third Way" (1997)|
|War and Peace|
|from The Art of War (400-320 BCE)|
|"Against Offensive Warfare" (circa 425 BCE)|
|from Summa Theologica (1265-74)|
|*Progress of an Aztec Warrior (1541)|
|Liberty Leading the People (1830)|
|"Warfare: An Invention-Not a Biological Necessity" (1940)|
|"Pacifism and the War" (1942)|
|"The Unsurrendered People" (1965)|
|"What Is a Just War?" (2003)|
|Wealth, Poverty, and Social Class|
|"Against Music" (circa 425 BCE)|
|New Testament: Luke, Chapter 16 (circa 90 CE)|
|Gin Lane (1751)|
|from Essay on the Principle of Population (1798)|
|"Economic and Moral Progress" (1916)|
|"Migrant Mother" (1936)|
|"The Day of the Dead" (1961)|
|"Africans Are Not Poor" (1965)|
|"Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor" (1974)|
|"The Stool Makers of Jobra Village" (1999)|
|"A More Perfect Union" (2008)|
|Science and Nature|
|Cosmological Chart of Ptolemy's Universe (circa 150 BCE)|
|*Beatus Map (776 CE)|
|from On the Harmony of Religions and Philosophy (1190 CE)Averroës|
|"The Guide for the Perplexed" (circa 1200)|
|Joseph Wright of Derby: An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (1768)|
|"Natural Selection" (1859)|
|"The Obligation to Endure" (1962)|
|"The Sacred Balance" (1997)|
|"The Universe in a Grain of Sand" (2001)|
|"The Climate Emergency" (2004)|
|*The Galaxy Cluster Abell 2667 (2007)|
|Language and Rhetoric|
|"Pericles' Funeral Oration" (circa 387 BCE)|
|from Gorgias (380 BCE)|
|from Rhetoric (350 BCE)|
|"The Present State of Rhetorical Theory" (1900)|
|Freedom of Speech (1943)|
|"Language and the Destiny of Man" (1972)|
|Ad for Chinese Population Policy (1980)|
|"The Power and Beauty of Language" (1987)|
|"How to Tame a Wild Tongue" (1987)|
|"Nobel Lecture" (1993)|
|A Guide to Reading and Writing|
|Reading Visual Texts|
|Reading with a Critical Eye|
|Exploring Your Topic|
|Logos: Appealing to Reason|
|Pathos: Emotional Appeals|
|The Writer's Ethos|
|Summarizing Multiple Sources|
|Comparing and Contrasting|
|Finding Themes and Patterns|
|Synthesizing Ideas to Form Your Own Argument|
|Finding and Evaluating Sources|
|Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing|
|Giving Credit through Proper Attribution|
|Revising and Editing|
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