Results: 360 Open Textbooks
  • Global Corruption: Law, Theory & Practice

    Author(s): Gerry Ferguson, University of Victoria

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Created as part of the UNODC’s Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD), Global Corruption: Law, Theory & Practice is a key resource for lawyers, public officials, and business persons of tomorrow on anti-corruption laws and strategies. This book has been specifically created to make it easier for professors to offer a law school course on global corruption. The first chapter sets out the general context of global corruption: its nature and extent, and some views on its historical, social, ec...[more]

  • Antología Abierta de Literatura Hispana

    Author(s): Julie Anne Ward (ed.)

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Una antología crítica de textos literarios del mundo hispanohablante. Se enfoca en autores canónicos y también se intenta incluir voces marginadas. Cada texto tiene una introducción y anotaciones creadas por estudiantes. // A critical anthology of literary texts from the Spanish-speaking world. A focus on canonical authors and an attempt to include voices that have been marginalized. Each text includes an introduction and annotations created by students.


  • Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español, Segunda edición

    Author(s): Robert Sanders, Portland State University

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español is an introduction to nineteenth-century Spanish literature with a thematic focus on legends and archetypes. It presents Romanticism in the context of nineteenth-century literary and social movements. It is designed as a first anthology for intermediate Spanish students at American universities. Although brief, it includes poetry, drama in verse and short story. The works have been selected for their literary interest and the social importance of t...[more]

  • Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

    Author(s): Matthew J. Van Cleave, Lansing Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This is an introductory textbook in logic and critical thinking. The goal of the textbook is to provide the reader with a set of tools and skills that will enable them to identify and evaluate arguments. The book is intended for an introductory course that covers both formal and informal logic. As such, it is not a formal logic textbook, but is closer to what one would find marketed as a “critical thinking textbook.”


  • A Concise Introduction to Logic

    Author(s): Craig DeLancey, SUNY Oswego

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: A Concise Introduction to Logic is an introduction to formal logic suitable for undergraduates taking a general education course in logic or critical thinking, it and is accessible and useful to any interested in gaining a basic understanding of logic. This text takes the unique approach of teaching logic through intellectual history; the author uses examples from important and celebrated arguments in philosophy to illustrate logical principles. The text also includes a basic introduction to ...[more]


  • Modern Philosophy

    Author(s): Walter Ott, Alexander Dunn

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This is a textbook (or better, a workbook) in modern philosophy. It combines readings from primary sources with two pedagogical tools. Paragraphs in italics introduce figures and texts. Numbered study questions (also in italics) ask students to reconstruct an argument or position from the text, or draw connections among the readings. And I have added an introductory chapter (Chapter 0 – Minilogic and Glossary), designed to present the basic tools of philosophy and sketch some principles and pos...[more]

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  • An Introduction to Philosophy

    Author(s): W. Russ Payne, Bellevue College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The goal of this text is to present philosophy to newcomers as a living discipline with historical roots. While a few early chapters are historically organized, the goal in the historical chapters is to trace a developmental progression of thought that introduces basic philosophical methods and frames issues that remain relevant today. Later chapters are topically organized. These include philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, areas where philosophy has shown dramatic recent progress. Th...[more]

  • Problems in Argument Analysis and Evaluation

    Author(s): Trudy Govier, Windsor Studies in Argumentation

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This is the WSIA edition of Trudy’s Govier’s seminal volume, Problems in Argument Analysis and Evaluation. Originally published in 1987 by Foris Publications, this was a pioneering work that played a major role in establishing argumentation theory as a discipline. Today, it is as relevant to the field as when it first appeared, with discussions of questions and issues that remain central to the study of argument. It has defined the main approaches to many of those issues and guided the ways in ...[more]

  • Analyzing Meaning: An Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics

    Author(s): Paul R. Kroeger, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This book provides an introduction to the study of meaning in human language, from a linguistic perspective. It covers a fairly broad range of topics, including lexical semantics, compositional semantics, and pragmatics. The chapters are organized into six units: (1) Foundational concepts; (2) Word meanings; (3) Implicature (including indirect speech acts); (4) Compositional semantics; (5) Modals, conditionals, and causation; (6) Tense & aspect. Most of the chapters include exercises which can...[more]

  • Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek

    Author(s): Peter Smith, University of Victoria

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek is part two of a two part series. This series examines the systematic principles by which a large portion of English vocabulary has evolved from Latin and (to a lesser degree) from Greek. This book focuses on Greek roots. A link to the first part focusing on the Latin roots can be found below. Part II will try to impart some skill in the recognition and proper use of words derived from Greek. There is a stress on principles: although students will be cont...[more]

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