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Author(s): Frank Aragbonfoh Abumere, Douglas Giles, Ya-Yun (Sherry) Kao, et al.
Updated: Jun 30, 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.
Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University
Updated: Jun 11, 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 Aboriginal 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]
Author(s): Eugene Berger, George L. Israel, Charlotte Miller, Brian Parkinson, Andrew Reeves, Nadejda Williams, University System of Georgia
Updated: May 15, 2020
Description: World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500 offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of humankind from prehistory to 1500. Authored by six USG faculty members with advance degrees in History, this textbook offers up-to-date original scholarship. It covers such cultures, states, and societies as Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Israel, Dynastic Egypt, India’s Classical Age, the Dynasties of China, Archaic Greece, the Roman Empire, Islam, Medieval Africa, the Americas, and the Kh...[more]
Author(s): Erik Ringmar, Ibn Haldun University
Updated: Mar 6, 2020
Description: This textbook pioneers a new approach to the study of international relations by historicizing the material traditionally taught in international relations courses and by explicitly focusing on non-European cases, debates, and issues. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on the international systems that traditionally existed in Europe, East Asia, pre-Columbian Central and South America, Africa, and Polynesia. The second part discusses the ways in which these internati...[more]
Author(s): P. Scott Corbett, Volker Janssen, John M. Lund, Todd Pfannestiel, et al.
Updated: Feb 26, 2020
Description: U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.
Author(s): Miliann Kang, Donovan Lessard, Laura Heston; University of Massachusetts
Updated: Dec 17, 2019
Description: This textbook introduces key feminist concepts and analytical frameworks used in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, Sexualities field. It unpacks the social construction of knowledge and categories of difference, processes and structures of power and inequality, with a focus on gendered labor in the global economy, and the historical development of feminist social movements. The book emphasizes feminist sociological approaches to analyzing structures of power, drawing heavily from empirical f...[more]
Author(s): Eran Asoulin, Paul Richard Blum, Tony Cheng, et al.
Updated: Dec 5, 2019
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: Sep 9, 2019
Description: 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 discuss logical notions such as entailment in two ways: semantically, using the method of...[more]
Author(s): Richard Zach; University of Calgary
Updated: Sep 4, 2019
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): Dr. James Sexton, Camosun College
Updated: Jul 30, 2019
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]