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Open Educational Resources (OER): Philosophy & Religion

Provides an overview of Open Educational Resources. Derived from UNCG's Open Educational Resources Libguide:

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Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

"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. The book is intended for an introductory course that covers both formal and informal logic. As such, it is not a formal logic textbook, but is closer to what one would find marketed as a 'critical thinking textbook.'" (Source: BC Open Campus, British Columbia)

forall X: An Introduction to Formal Logic

This text is an introductory textbook in formal logic covering translation, proofs, and formal semantics for sentential and predicate logic.

Faith in Conservation: New Approaches to Religions and the Environment

This title, published by the World Bank, "explore(s) the ecological worldviews of eleven major world religions, and consider how these can help shape effective environmental policy. At the heart of this book is a discussion of how religions can work with environment- and development-focused organizations, both to provide alternative models of conservation approaches, and to develop programs for their own faithful. The world's religions can - through storytelling, celebration, practice, spiritual guidance, activism in their communities, and advocacy worldwide - be powerful, and effective partners in a wide range of conservation initiatives. The book includes a collection of the faiths' core statements on conservation, brought together for the first time." (Source: World Bank Group, Open Knowledge Repository)

Concise Introduction to Logic

A Concise Introduction to Logic is an introduction to formal logic suitable for undergraduates taking a general education course in logic or critical thinking. This text takes teaches logic through intellectual history; the author uses examples from important and celebrated arguments in philosophy to illustrate logical principles. The text also includes a basic introduction to findings of advanced logic. Throughout, the text uses brief, concise chapters that readers will find easy to read and to review. (Source: BC Open Campus, British Columbia)

An Introduction to Philosophy

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. This text concludes with four chapters on ethics, broadly construed. (Source: Open Textbook Library)

Fundamental Methods of Logic

This text is designed for a one-semester introduction to logic/critical reasoning course, It covers basic concepts in logic followed by sections on inductive arguments, categorical logic, truth functionality and truth tables in the propositional logic, and causality and probability.

Open Logic Project

Open Logic Project is a collaboration of a group of scholars at an intermediate level, covering formal meta-logic and formal methods.

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