Humanities - Philosophy

A Concise Introduction to Logic

Craig DeLancey, SUNY Oswego

A 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.


(3 reviews)

An Introduction to Formal Logic

P.D. Magnus, University of Albany, State University of New York

forall x is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. After working through the material in this book, a student should be able to understand most quantified expressions that arise in their philosophical reading.


(8 reviews)

Animals & Ethics 101: Thinking Critically About Animal Rights

Nathan Nobis, Morehouse College

This book provides an overview of the current debates about the nature and extent of our moral obligations to animals.


(7 reviews)

Ethics for A-Level

Andrew Fisher, University of Nottingham
Mark Dimmock, Torquay Boys' Grammar School

Tailored to the Ethics components of AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies.


(2 reviews)

Fundamental Methods of Logic

Matthew Knachel, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Fundamental Methods of Logic is suitable for a one-semester introduction to logic/critical reasoning course. 


(1 review)

Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

Matthew Van Cleave, Lansing Community College

This is an introductory textbook in logic and critical thinking. The goal of the textbook is to provide the reader with a set of tools and skills that will enable them to identify and evaluate arguments.


(5 reviews)

Keys to Understanding the Middle East

Melinda McClimans, Ohio State University
Dr Alam Payind, Ohio State University

This book is intended for readers who have never studied the Middle East, or experts who may wish to fill gaps in their knowledge of the region from other disciplines.

(0 reviews)

Modern Philosophy

Walter Ott, University of Virginia

This is a textbook in modern philosophy. It combines readings from primary sources with two pedagogical tools. 


(2 reviews)

Open Logic Project

Andrew Arana, University of Paris
Audrey Yap, University of Victoria
Gillian Russell, University of North Carolina
Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University
Nicole Wyatt, University of Calgary
Richard Zach, University of Calgary
Walter Dean, University of Warwick

The Open Logic Project is a collection of teaching materials on mathematical logic aimed at a non-mathematical audience, intended for use in advanced logic courses as taught in many philosophy departments. 


(1 review)

Six Ways of Being Religious

Dale Cannon, Western Oregon University

The book proposes the hypothesis that six generic ways of being religious may be found in any large-scale religious tradition such as Christianity or Buddhism or Islam or Hinduism: sacred rite, right action, devotion, shamanic mediation, mystical quest, and reasoned inquiry. 


(2 reviews)

The Intelligent Troglodyte’s Guide to Plato’s Republic

Douglas Drabkin, Fort Hays State University

The Republic of Plato is one of the classic gateway texts into the study and practice of philosophy, and it is just the sort of book that has been able to arrest and redirect lives. How it has been able to do this, and whether or not it will be able to do this in your own case, is something you can only discover for yourself. The present guidebook aims to help a person get fairly deep, fairly quickly, into the project.


(4 reviews)

Words of Wisdom: Intro to Philosophy

Jody Ondich, Lake Superior College, Duluth, Minnesota

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 social media, in school, around the family dinner table, and even in the car. The text uses materials that are 2,500 years old, and materials that were in the news this year.

(0 reviews)