Results: 32 Open Textbooks
  • Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations

    Author(s): Michelle Bonczek Evory. Western Michigan University

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Informed by a writing philosophy that values both spontaneity and discipline, Michelle Bonczek Evory’s Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations offers practical advice and strategies for developing a writing process that is centered on play and supported by an understanding of America’s rich literary traditions. With consideration to the psychology of invention, Bonczek Evory provides students with exercises aimed to make writing in its early stages a form of play that ...[more]

  • Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity

    Author(s): Dr. Theodore L. Steinberg, SUNY Fredonia

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of reading and studying literature, even earlier literature. It shows students, some of whom will themselves become teachers, that literature actually has something to say to them. Furthermore, it shows that literature is meant to be enjoyed...[more]

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  • A Concise Introduction to Logic

    Author(s): Craig DeLancey, SUNY Oswego

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    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]

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  • Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español, Segunda edición

    Author(s): Robert Sanders, Portland State University

    Updated: Jan 4, 2022

    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 Philosophy: Epistemology

    Author(s): Guy Axtell, Brian C. Barnett, Todd R. Long, Jonathan Lopez, Daniel Massey, Monica C. Poole, William D. Rowley, K. S. Sangeetha

    Updated: Jan 4, 2022

    Description: Introduction to Philosophy: Epistemology engages first-time philosophy readers on a guided tour through the core concepts, questions, methods, arguments, and theories of epistemology—the branch of philosophy devoted to the study of knowledge. The book progresses systematically while placing key ideas and thinkers in historical and contemporary context. Central topics include the analysis of knowledge, the nature of epistemic justification, rationalism vs. empiricism, skepticism, the value of kn...[more]

  • Canadian History: Pre-Confederation – 2nd Edition

    Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Nov 15, 2021

    Description: Canadian History: Pre-Confederation – 2nd Edition is a survey text that introduces undergraduate students to important themes in North American history to 1867. It provides room for Indigenous and European agendas and narratives, explores the connections between the territory that coalesces into the shape of modern Canada and the larger continent and world in which it operates, and engages with emergent issues in the field.

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  • Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

    Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Oct 15, 2021

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON FEBRUARY 1, 2022, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Canadian History: Pre-Confederation is a survey text that introduces undergraduate students to important themes in North American history to 1867. It provides room for Aboriginal and European agendas and narratives, explores the connections between the territory that coalesces into the shape of modern Canada and the larger continent and world in which it operates, and engages with emergent issues in the f...[more]

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  • Antología Abierta de Literatura Hispana

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

    Updated: Oct 5, 2021

    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.

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  • The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    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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  • Modern Philosophy

    Author(s): Walter Ott, Alexander Dunn

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    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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