Doing Philosophy presents the basics of how ‘to do’ philosophy — what philosophy is, how we can think, the nature of logic, some special terms — in a straightforward and easy to understand style. Used in PHL101, Introduction to Philosophy.
Introduction to the problems, history and nature of philosophy with reading and discussion of selected writings from the Pre-Socrates to the present, focusing on traditional Western philosophical issues. Used in PHL101, Introduction to Philosophy.
This 12 module Lumen Course covers the beliefs and history of various religions from around the world, including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Islam, and Sikhism. Used in PHL 111, Religions of the World.
"This is not a reference book, but a group of essays for the general reader on the idea, the spiritual core, of the chief religions of the modern day. Each essay is written simply and objectively by an eminent scholar, with the authority that is the fruit of a lifetime study of his subject." Used in PHL 111, Religions of the World.
What does pleasure have to do with morality? What role, if any, should intuition have in the formation of moral theory? If something is ‘simulated', can it be immoral? This accessible and wide-ranging textbook explores these questions and many more. Used in PHL 155, Ethics.
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.
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.
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.
This curated site includes OERs in both philosophy and religion. Texts include Introduction to Ethics, Philosophy of Western Religions, Introduction to Philosophy Reader, Ancient Philosophy Reader, and others.