Results: 14 Open Textbooks
  • An Introduction to Philosophy

    Author(s): W. Russ Payne, Bellevue College

    Updated: Jul 21, 2021

    Description: The goal of this text is to present philosophy to newcomers as a living discipline with historical roots. While a few early chapters are historically organized, the goal in the historical chapters is to trace a developmental progression of thought that introduces basic philosophical methods and frames issues that remain relevant today. Later chapters are topically organized. These include philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, areas where philosophy has shown dramatic recent progress. Th...[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 1, 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: 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: 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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  • 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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  • Words of Wisdom: Intro to Philosophy

    Author(s): Jody Ondich, Lake Superior College

    Updated: Aug 18, 2020

    Description: Words of wisdom can come from anyone. In this text, we discuss topics ranging from “Are humans good by nature?” to “Is there a God?” to “Do I have the right to my own opinion?” Philosophy is the study of wisdom and can emerge in our conversations in places like social media, school, the family dinner table, and even the car. This text uses materials that are 2,500 years old and materials that were in the news recently. Wise people come in all shapes and types, and from every culture on earth. P...[more]

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  • forall x: An Introduction to Formal Logic

    Author(s): P.D. Magnus

    Updated: Jul 31, 2020

    Description: forall x is an open access introductory textbook in formal logic. It covers translation, proofs, and formal semantics for sentential and predicate logic. forall x was written by P.D. Magnus, an associate professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Magnus received his PhD from UC San Diego.

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