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Pros and Cons By Edited by Trevor Sather

Pros and Cons
by Edited by Trevor Sather

With topics ranging from censorship of the internet to genetic engineering, this work offers a unique and invaluable practical guide to current controversies, providing material on a wide range of subject areas.
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Pros and Cons: A Debater's Handbook by Edited by Trevor Sather

Pros and Cons: A Debaters Handbook offers a unique and invaluable guide to current controversies, providing material for debate on a wide range of topics. Arguments for and against each subject appear in adjacent columns for easy comparison, and related topics and suggestions for possible motions are listed at the end of each entry. Since its publication in 1896 the handbook has been regularly updated and this eighteenth edition includes new issues such as censorship of the internet, genetic engineering and the legalisation of prostitution. The introductory essay describes debating technique, covering the rules, structure and type of debate, and offering tips on how to become a successful speaker. The book is then divided into eight thematic sections, where specific subjects are covered individually.

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Pros and Cons Reviews


An impressive resource. Well over one hundred controversies are covered in the book. The contributors have produced a powerful testament to the scope of public debate. An essential reference.

About Edited by Trevor Sather


Trevor Sather is Head of the Centre for International Debate and Communication Training at the English Speaking Union, London. His team of authors are all experienced debaters.

Table of Contents


There are over 130 topics in the broad subject areas of Philosophical/Political Theory; Constitutional/Governance; Politics and Economics: National; Politics and Economics: International; Moral and Religious; Education, Culture and Sport; Law and Crime; Health; Science and Technology. These include specific topics such as: Justifiable Terrorism Internet Cencorship Prostitution 'Outing' Treatment of Animals High Art vs Low Art Zero Tolerance Banning of Smoking Televised Trials Private Schools

Additional information

GOR001240160
Pros and Cons: A Debater's Handbook by Edited by Trevor Sather
Edited by Trevor Sather
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1999-04-01
280
0415195489
9780415195485
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