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By Sylvan Barnet, Hugo Bedau

ISBN-10: 0312601603

ISBN-13: 9780312601607

Critical considering, examining, and Writing is a compact yet whole consultant to serious pondering and argumentation. Comprising the textual content part of the commonly followed Current concerns and Enduring Questions, it attracts at the authors’ twin services in potent persuasive writing and complete rhetorical thoughts to assist scholars circulation from serious considering to argumentative and researched writing. With complete assurance of vintage and modern techniques to argument, together with Aristotle, Toulmin, and a number of replacement perspectives, in addition to 35 readings and a casebook at the nation and the person, it truly is a very flexible textual content. This reasonable consultant can stand on my own or complement a bigger anthology of readings.

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But a good idea. Most parents won’t even consider it. Maybe it’s the word: spyware. It brings up associations of Dick Cheney sitting in a dark room, rubbing his hands together and reading your most private thoughts. But this isn’t the government we are talking about — this is your family. It’s a mistake to confuse the two. Loving parents are doing the surveillance here, not faceless bureaucrats. And most parents already monitor their children, watching over their home environment, their school.

3. Compromise: Maybe have a woman photographer take the picture in private. 7. Maybe infringement. But the gov't sometimes prohibits beliefs it considers harmful to society. It does not permit the use of drugs in religious ceremonies, or sacrifice. 2. National security is more important than private beliefs. 1. Infringement on one’s religious beliefs. 9. But those things are harmful actions that the believer engages in. In the case at issue, the believer is not engaging in harmful action. It’s the gov’t that is doing the acting — taking a picture.

And you’re probably right. But in my day, that’s all you could get. If something more graphic had been out there, we probably would have gone for it. Interest in those, um, topics is natural. So start a dialogue based on that knowledge. You should have that talk anyway, but now you can have it with some kind of context. Parenting has never been for the faint of heart. One friend of mine, using spyware to monitor his college-bound, straight-A daughter, found out that not only was she using drugs but she was sleeping with her dealer.

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