Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing, 9th edition is a compact but complete guide to argumentation and critical thinking. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help college students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. This extraordinarily versatile textbook includes comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument, from Aristotelian to Toulmin, to a new chapter on rhetorical analysis of pop culture texts, as well as thirty five readings (including e-Pages that allow students to take advantage of working with multimodal arguments on the Web), and a casebook on the individual and the state. This affordable guide can stand alone or supplement a larger anthology of readings.
Authors: Sylvan Barnet, Hugo Bedau, John O’Hara