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Author(s): Stephen Ross, University of Victoria, Matt Huculak, University of Victoria
Updated: Sep 17, 2021
Description: THIS RESOURCE WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 22, 2021, AS IT IS BEING REDEVELOPED FOR ANOTHER PROJECT. AFTER THIS DATE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE RESOURCE WEBSITE HERE: http://mvp.uvic.ca/. Open Modernisms is an open, Creative-Commons-licensed online platform that allows teachers and scholars to build custom anthologies of out-of-copyright primary materials for the period 1850–1950. It uses a custom-built Islandora module to host a library of documents from which users can select and rearrange ...[more]
Author(s): Dr. James Sexton, Camosun College
Updated: Aug 13, 2021
Description: English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals such as English Studies in Canada and the Aldous Hux...[more]
Author(s): W. Russ Payne, Bellevue College
Updated: Jul 21, 2021
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]
Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University, Sarah Nickel, University of Saskatchewan, Chelsea Horton, Vancouver Island University
Updated: Jun 14, 2021
Description: Since the 18th century, the historical study of “Indians,” “Natives,” and “Aboriginals” in universities and colleges was contextualized within the story of colonization and growing European influence. Whatever justification might be mustered for that practice, it had real and dire effects: Canadians — including many Indigenous people — came to understand Indigenous histories as tangential, small, unimportant, and even a blind alley. This kind of thinking enabled Canadian authorities and citizen...[more]
Author(s): Beau Branson, Brescia University, Marcus William Hunt, Tulane University, Timothy D Knepper, Drake University, et al.
Updated: Apr 1, 2021
Description: Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion introduces some of the major traditional arguments for and against the existence of God, as well as some less well-known, but thought-provoking arguments for the existence of God, and one of the most important new challenges to religious belief from the Cognitive Science of Religion. An introductory chapter traces the connection between philosophy and religion throughout Western history, and a final chapter addresses the place of non-Western an...[more]
Author(s): Eran Asoulin, Paul Richard Blum, Tony Cheng, et al.
Updated: Jan 28, 2021
Description: Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind surveys the central themes in philosophy of mind and places them in a historical and contemporary context intended to engage first-time readers in the field. It focuses on debates about the status and character of the mind and its seemingly subjective nature in an apparently more objective world.
Author(s): Aaron Thomas-Bolduc, Richard Zach; University of Calgary
Updated: Jan 26, 2021
Description: forall x: Calgary is a full-featured textbook on formal logic. It covers key notions of logic such as consequence and validity of arguments, the syntax of truth-functional propositional logic TFL and truth-table semantics, the syntax of first-order (predicate) logic FOL with identity (first-order interpretations), translating (formalizing) English in TFL and FOL, and Fitch-style natural deduction proof systems for both TFL and FOL. It also deals with some advanced topics such as modal logic, so...[more]
Author(s): Bahram Assadian, Matthew Knachel, Cassiano Terra Rodrigues, et al.
Updated: Jan 22, 2021
Description: Introduction to Philosophy: Logic provides students with the concepts and skills necessary to identify and evaluate arguments effectively. The chapters, all written by experts in the field, provide an overview of what arguments are, the different types of arguments one can expect to encounter in both philosophy and everyday life, and how to recognise common argumentative mistakes.
Author(s): Richard Zach; University of Calgary
Updated: Jan 22, 2021
Description: Sets, Logic, Computation is an introductory textbook on metalogic. It covers naive set theory, first-order logic, sequent calculus and natural deduction, the completeness, compactness, and Löwenheim-Skolem theorems, Turing machines, and the undecidability of the halting problem and of first-order logic. The audience is undergraduate students with some background in formal logic, e.g., what is covered by forall x. NOTE: It's title has been changed from "Sets, Logic, Computation: An Open Logic Te...[more]
Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University
Updated: Sep 29, 2020
Description: This textbook introduces aspects of the history of Canada since Confederation. “Canada” in this context includes Newfoundland and all the other parts that come to be aggregated into the Dominion after 1867. Much of this text follows thematic lines. Each chapter moves chronologically but with alternative narratives in mind. What Indigenous accounts must we place in the foreground? Which structures (economic or social) determine the range of choices available to human agents of history? What envi...[more]