Reading for the Disciplines: An Anthology for College Writers

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Developed in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary editorial board, READING FOR THE DISCIPLINES is a collection of short, inter-curricular essays. Drawn from popular magazines, college texts, and literary classics, the readings are each three to six pages in length. They were chosen with student interest in mind and include writings on today's issues, as well as essays of perennial worth. A complete apparatus encourages students to explore the issues, stimulating them to respond to discipline-specific, as well as overall rhetorical, concerns.

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Contents

NARRATION
3
George Orwell Why I Write
8
F Peter Woodford Sounder Thinking through Clearer Writing
23
Richard Wright How Bigger Was Born
29
THE LIVING WORLD
40
William Strunk Jr and E B White From The Elements
42
Other Methods
49
READINGS IN SCIENCE MATHEMATICS
56
Mina P Shaughnessy How Writers Work
245
Herbert E Read From The Definition of Art
252
Thomas Schatz Genre As System
259
Forster Not Listening to Music
263
The Mysteries
267
The Legend and the Cardboard Hero
274
Leo Tolstoy From What Is Art?
280
Pauline Kael Fathers and Sons
286

Robert Ardrey Of Men and Mockingbirds
62
Joseph Wood Krutch Desert Rain
67
The Animal
75
Alan Sherman Sharon Sherman and Leonard Russikoff Qualities
82
James Trefil About Sunsets
91
Robert E Pollack For a National Effort to Develop a Vaccine
95
Raymond Coughlin and David E Zitarelli Egyptian Numeration
98
Paul R Halmos The Thrills of Abstraction
103
Potential Dangers
108
READINGS IN HISTORY POLITICAL SCIENCE
115
Thucydides The Corcyraean Revolution
118
From The Age of Jackson
124
A Study in Contrasts
130
John Hope Franklin The Domestic Slave Trade
135
John P McKay Bennett D Hill and John Buckler Western Imperialism
144
Shirer Only Three More Days
149
Thomas Jefferson and Others The Declaration of Independence
154
The Power to Persuade
166
Paul Samuelson and William D Nordhaus The Evolution of Money
172
READINGS IN PSYCHOLOGY SOCIOLOGY
182
Richard T Schaefer What is the Scientific Method?
185
E Mavis Hetherington and Ross D Parke Language Learning
194
Clifford T Morgan Richard A King and Nancy M Robinson
199
Erik H Erikson Making and Making
204
Margaret Mead A Day in Samoa
210
Shirley Brice Heath The Traditions of Story Telling
221
John Dewey From Aims in Education
227
Erich Fromm A Foreword to Summerhill
232
Commission on The Humanities From Humanities in the Schools
239
Roger Kamien Music in NonWestern Cultures
294
Ray E Hiebert Donald F Ungurait and Thomas W Bohn Reporting
305
READINGS IN LITERATURE AND LITERARY
311
Laurence Perrine Escape and Interpretation
314
Guy de Maupassant Moonlight and Commentary by Robert Scholes
320
A E Housman Is My Team Ploughing?
327
Langston Hughes Mother to Son
332
Joyce Kilmer Trees and Commentary by Cleanth Brooks
334
William Shakespeare Act 1 Scene 2 From A Midsummer
337
George Orwell A Hanging
342
Virginia Woolf The Death of the Moth
347
Terry Eagleton A Formalist Definition of Literature
351
Katherine Anne Porter The Grave and Commentary
357
READINGS IN PHILOSOPHY
367
Plato The Allegory of the Cave translated by William Cornford
370
Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus
378
John Stuart Mill From Utilitarianism
383
COMPARISON AND CONTRAST
387
Michael Polanyi From Tacit Knowing
388
Martin Buber Productivity and Existence
395
Samuel Enoch Stumpf William James and The Role and Status
401
Benjamin Farrington Alexanders Tutor
405
Rene Descartes Meditation II
412
Glossary
419
CLASSIFICATION
420
PROCESS ANALYSIS
421
Rene Descartes Meditation II
422
The Animal
428
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