Results: 32 Open Textbooks
  • forall x: An Introduction to Formal Logic - Fall 2019 Edition (Calgary)

    Author(s): Aaron Thomas-Bolduc, Richard Zach; University of Calgary

    Updated: Feb 24, 2021

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1, 2021, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. This is a textbook on formal logic. The book is divided into nine parts. Part I introduces the topic and notions of logic in an informal way, without introducing a formal language yet. Parts II–IV concern truth-functional languages. In it, sentences are formed from basic sentences using a number of connectives (‘or’, ‘and’, ‘not’, ‘if . . . then’) which just combine sentences into more complicated ones. We dis...[more]

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  • Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind

    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.

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  • forall x: An Introduction to Formal Logic - Fall 2020 Edition (Calgary)

    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]

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  • Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion

    Author(s): Beau Branson, Brescia University, Marcus William Hunt, Tulane University, Timothy D Knepper, Drake University, et al.

    Updated: Jan 22, 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]

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  • Introduction to Philosophy: Logic

    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.

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  • Sets, Logic, Computation: An Open Introduction to Metalogic

    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]

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  • Histories of Indigenous Peoples and Canada

    Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University, Sarah Nickel, University of Saskatchewan, Chelsea Horton, Vancouver Island University

    Updated: Nov 24, 2020

    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]

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  • Canadian History: Post-Confederation - 2nd Edition

    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]

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  • Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

    Author(s): Frank Aragbonfoh Abumere, Douglas Giles, Ya-Yun (Sherry) Kao, et al.

    Updated: Sep 15, 2020

    Description: We often make judgments about good and bad, right and wrong. Philosophical ethics is the critical examination of these and other concepts central to how we evaluate our own and each others' behavior and choices. This text examines some of the main threads of discussion on these topics that have developed over the last couple of millennia, mostly within the Western cultural tradition.

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  • The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy

    Author(s): Edited by Jeff McLaughlin, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Aug 19, 2020

    Description: It is important for students not only to get an appreciation and understanding of philosophy but also to be exposed to the very words and ideas of those who have shaped our thinking over the centuries. Accordingly, the title of this collection hints at the facts that these readings are from the original sources and that these philosophers were the originators of many of the issues we still discuss today. Major areas of philosophy covered here are: Ethics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy o...[more]

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