28 Philosophy

Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

This is an introductory textbook in logic and critical thinking, aimed at providing the reader with a set of tools and skills that will enable them to identify and evaluate arguments.

Includes: Exercises.

May suit: PHILOS 2B03/2CT3.

The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy

This peer-reviewed, open textbook provides readers with an appreciation and understanding of philosophy framed by the very words and ideas of those who have shaped our thinking over the centuries.

Includes: Primary source documents.

May suit: PHILOS 2G03/2H03/2YY3/3HH3 and ARTHIST 2H03.

An Introduction to Philosophy

This peer-reviewed open textbook presents philosophy to newcomers as a living discipline with historical roots. Early chapters are historically organized, to help trace a developmental progression of thought that introduce basic philosophical methods and frames issues that remain relevant today.

Includes: Instructor resources.

May suit: PHILOS 1E03/1F03.

Analyzing Meaning: An Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics

This open textbook provides an introduction to the study of meaning in human language, from a linguistic perspective including foundational concepts, word meanings, implicature (including indirect speech acts), compositional semantics, modals, conditionals, and causation and tense & aspect.

Includes: Instructor resources.

May suit: PHILOS 3E03.

Modern Philosophy

This well reviewed open textbook in modern philosophy combines readings from primary sources with two pedagogical tools.

May suit: PHILOS 2F03/2S03/2X03/2XX3/3VV3.

A Concise Introduction to Logic

Concise Introduction to Logic is an introduction to formal logic suitable for undergraduates taking a general education course in logic or critical thinking, and is accessible and useful to any interested in gaining a basic understanding of logic.

May suit: PHILOS 2B03.

Philosophical Thought: Across Cultures and through the Ages

Philosophical Thought: Across Cultures and through the Ages, is an open-educational resource (OER) to be used as a collection of readings for introductory philosophy courses.

Includes: Examples, videos, audio, questions for reflection, and discussion.

May suit: PHILOS 1A03/1E03.

Introduction to Philosophy: Logic

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. The book aims to reach not only those who wish to learn logic to further their philosophical education, but also those who wish to gain the tools to better understand how to approach arguments in many aspects of their lives.

Includes: Examples, activities (a question for you), and end-of-chapter exercises (with answers).

May suit: PHILOS 2B03.

Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

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 millenia, mostly within the Western cultural tradition.

Includes: Examples.

May suit: PHILOS 2YY3.

Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion

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 and non-monotheistic religions within contemporary philosophy of religion.

Includes: Examples, and questions to consider.

May suit: PHILOS 1E03 and SCAR 1B03.

Introduction to Philosophy: Epistemology

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 knowledge, the ethics of belief, Bayesian epistemology, social epistemology, and feminist epistemologies.

Includes: Examples, and questions for reflection.

May suit: PHILOS 2CT3, ARTSSCI 1BB3 and IBH 2AE3.

Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind

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.

Includes: Examples.

May suit: PHILOS 3MI3.

Introduction to Philosophy: Aesthetic Theory and Practice

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.

Includes: Examples.

May suit: PHILOS 2H03.

Introduction to Philosophy

Designed to meet the scope and sequence of your course, Introduction to Philosophy surveys logic, metaphysics, epistemology, theories of value, and history of philosophy thematically. To provide a strong foundation in global philosophical discourse, diverse primary sources and examples are central to the design, and the text emphasizes engaged reading, critical thinking, research, and analytical skill-building through guided activities.

Includes: Connections, exercises (think and read like a philosopher), summaries, key terms, review questions and instructor resources (manual, test bank and lecture slides).

May suit: PHILOS 1E03/1F03.

Philosophy LibreTexts 

A collection of open textbooks, assignments, and other educational resources on philosophy.


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