Project Summary

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    Title: Introduction to Philosophy
    Lead author/editor: Christina Hendricks, (UBC) / @clhendricksbc
    Rebus project manager: Zoe Wake Hyde / @zoe
    License: CC BY
    Target audience: Undergraduate/general survey course for first year college or university
    Subject: Philosophy
    Target Release Date: Fall 2018 (tentative)

    This Open Textbook will be targeted at first year (college or university) students, taking introductory survey courses in philosophy, and will touch on the foundational ideas in philosophical inquiry. The book will cover core concepts in Western philosophy, as well as other traditions.

    This textbook looks to provide students with an introduction to the canon of Philosophy, giving them the basic framework needed to pursue higher-level courses. The book will be available for course adoptions in Philosophy survey courses around the world, with an expectation that future iterations or companion works can build on this starting point. The table of contents has been drafted, and we are currently looking for authors or section editors on this project.

    We are currently looking for:

    • Chapter authors for Ethics and Aesthetics sections
    • Part editors for:
      • Metaphysics
      • Epistemology
      • Philosophy of Science
        See the role details for more information

    Get involved by introducing yourself on the Volunteer thread, joining the discussion on the sections and chapters, and signing up here!

    As the project progresses, we will also need collaborators to help with:

    • Copyediting
    • Chapter reviews
    • Proofreading
    • Accessibility checks
    • Formatting in Pressbooks
    • Marketing
    • Promoting course adoptions

    If you’re excited by this project, but still not sure where you’d like to get involved, just sign up to the forum, and introduce yourself in the volunteer thread to receive project updates. Give us an idea of your background, particular area of expertise, and interests. We’ll follow up and make sure we find ways to have you participate!

    This project couldn’t happen without your participation. All contributing authors will be credited prominently in their chapter, the book, the metadata and promotional materials. All editors, reviewers and other contributors will also be credited.

    The Table of Contents is as follows:

    Part 1: Metaphysics
    Part 2: Logic
    Part 3: Epistemology
    Part 4: Aesthetics
    Part 5: Social and Political Philosophy
    Part 6: Ethics
    Part 7: Philosophy of Science
    Part 8: Philosophy of Mind
    Part 9: Philosophy of Religion

    For a more extensive outline, see here. If you’re interested in a particular part, you can view the relevant thread from the main project page.

    Here’s a list of useful documents:

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    Help us make this Open Textbook: “Intro to Philosophy”, find out how to contribute here:

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