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Philosophy

A Concise Introduction to Logic by Craig DeLancey

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.  This text takes the unique approach of teaching logic through intellectual history and also includes a basic introduction to findings of advanced logic. (Source: Open SUNY Textbooks and BCcampus OpenEd)

 

 An Introduction to Philosophy by W. Russ Payne

An Introduction to Philosophy presents 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. This text concludes with four chapters on ethics, broadly construed. (Source: BCcampus OpenEd)

 

The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy by Jeff McLaughlin

The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy gives students not only an appreciation and understanding of philosophy but also exposes them 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. (Source: BCcampus OpenEd)

 

Problems in Argument Analysis and Evaluation by Trudy Govier

Problems in Argument Analysis and Evaluation addresses argumentation theory as a discipline, with discussions of questions and issues that remain central to the study of argument. It defines the main approaches to many of those issues and guides the ways in which we might respond to them. From this foundation, it sets the stage for further investigations and emerging research. (Source: BCcampus OpenEd)

PHIL103: Moral and Political Philosophy
Saylor Academy
This course is a survey of the development and application of moral reasoning skills to contemporary social and political issues. Topics include philosophical investigations of justice, the value of human life, the moral standing of the free market, fundamental human rights, and the conditions for a moral community.

 

PHIL304: Existentialism
Saylor Academy
This course examines the main focus that unites existentialists, "existence." Particularly, it examines the concrete existence of individual human beings. Major figures or study are, Blaise Pascal, Søren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus.

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