From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.
Published by: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. | Publication date: 02/01/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 109 pages
The four late plays of Euripides collected here, in beautifully crafted translations by Cecelia Eaton Luschnig and Paul Woodruff, offer a faithful and dynamic representation of the playwright’s mature vision.
Published by: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. | Publication date: 03/15/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 320 pages
"The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc. Jackson Crawford's modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, they supply today's readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, motivations, and values of the Vikings." --Dick Ringler, Professor Emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
Published by: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. | Publication date: 03/15/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 390 pages
Gripping. . . . Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task. . . . [He] manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic. --Daniel Mendelsohn, The New York Times Book Review
Published by: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. | Publication date: 03/12/1997Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 580 pages
Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals: with On a Supposed Right to Lie because of Philanthropic Concerns (Hackett Classics)
This expanded edition of James Ellington’s preeminent translation includes Ellington’s new translation of Kant’s essay Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous consequences.
Published by: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. | Publication date: 06/15/1993Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 92 pages
From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda (Hackett, 2015) comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, among others, the dragon-slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.
Published by: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. | Publication date: 07/31/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Lombardo's Odyssey offers the distinctive speed, clarity, and boldness that so distinguished his 1997 Iliad.
Published by: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. | Publication date: 03/01/2000Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 484 pages
This edition contains Donald Cress's completely revised translation of the Meditations (from the corrected Latin edition) and recent corrections to Discourse on Method, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining the clear and accessible style of a classic teaching edition.
Published by: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. | Publication date: 06/15/1999Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 132 pages
The second edition of Five Dialogues presents G. M. A. Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with an updated bibliography.
Published by: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. | Publication date: 10/01/2002Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 168 pages
A Workbook for Arguments builds on Anthony Weston’s A Rulebook for Arguments to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The second edition adds:
- Updated and improved homework exercises—nearly one third are new—to ensure that the examples continue to resonate with students.
- Increased coverage of scientific reasoning, demonstrating how scientific reasoning dovetails with critical thinking more generally
- Two new activities in which students analyze arguments in their original form, as provided in brief selections from the original texts.
- The entire text of Rulebook, supplemented with extensive explanations and exercises.
- Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of arguments in a wide variety of sources.
- Practical advice to help students succeed.
- Model answers to odd-numbered problems, including commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of selected sample answers and further discussion of some of the substantive intellectual, philosophical, or ethical issues they raise.
- Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments.
- An appendix on mapping arguments, giving students a solid introduction to this vital skill in constructing complex and multi-step arguments and evaluating them.
Published by: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. | Publication date: 11/01/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 515 pages