Results: 32 Open Textbooks
  • A Concise Introduction to Logic

    Author(s): Craig DeLancey, SUNY Oswego

    Updated: Jun 20, 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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  • 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: Apr 26, 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]

  • 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: Apr 26, 2022

    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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  • forall x: An Open Introduction to Formal Logic - Fall 2021 Edition (Calgary)

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

    Updated: Apr 25, 2022

    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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  • Canadian History: Post-Confederation - 2nd Edition

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

    Updated: Apr 1, 2022

    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: Aesthetic Theory and Practice

    Author(s): Yuriko Saito, Ruth Sonderegger, Ines Kleesattel, Elizabeth Burns Coleman, Elizabeth Scarbrough, Matteo Ravasio, Xiao Ouyang, Richard Hudson-Miles, Andrew Broadey, Pierre Fasula, Alexander Westenberg, Matthew Sharpe, Valery Vino (Book Editor), Christina Hendricks (Series Editor)

    Updated: Feb 3, 2022

    Description: Aesthetic Theory and Practice offers fresh perspectives on canonical and emerging topics in aesthetics, and also brings attention to a number of culturally sensitive topics that are customarily silenced in introductions to philosophical aesthetics. The papers are heterogeneous in terms of length and degrees of difficulty, inviting the reader into the study of contemporary aesthetics, which spans a lifetime.

  • 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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  • 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]

  • 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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