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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind

    Author(s): Eran Asoulin, Paul Richard Blum, Tony Cheng, et al.

    Updated: Oct 1, 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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  • Introduction to Philosophy: Logic

    Author(s): Bahram Assadian, Matthew Knachel, Cassiano Terra Rodrigues, et al.

    Updated: Oct 1, 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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  • Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    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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