General Project / Book Info & Discussion
Basic Project Information
Title: Introduction to Philosophy
Lead author/editor(s): Christina Hendricks, UBC / @clhendricksbc
Target audience: undergraduate/general survey course for first year college or university
Single author or Multiple authors: Multiple.
Rebus project manager(s): Hugh McGuire, Zoe Wake Hyde
License: CC BY
Help needed: everything! (see below)
Additional Project information
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. The table of contents is yet to be fleshed out, and this will be one of the tasks for the collaborators on this project.
- Core team (TOC development, chapter scope etc)
- Chapter authors
- Copy editors
- Proof readers
- Chapter reviewers
- Pressbooks wranglers
- Accessibility checkers
- Marketing/promoting adoptions in classrooms
- Nov-Dec 2016: gather potential contributors
- Dec 2016: settle on TOC/project scope
- Jan-June 2016: Gather contributions
- June-August: editing, proofing, reviewing
- ?September 2017: publish?
DRAFT Table of Contents & Chapter Responsibilities:
Can be found in this Google doc:
Intro to Phil TOC
DRAFT Plan of action:
An overview of the rough plan of action can be found in this Google Doc:
Intro to Philosophy Plan of Action
DRAFT Development Doc:
How to participate:
Sign up to the forum, and post below, letting us know what level of involvement you would like to have. Also, please give us an idea of your background, and particular area of expertise. We’ll be following up shortly with more concrete requests as we proceed.
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Help us make this Open Textbook: “Intro to Philosophy”, find out how to contribute here: http://bit.ly/introtophilo
Current project team*
@clhendricksbc (lead author), @hugh (rebus proj manager) @zoe (rebus proj manager), @ccuillier, @drrobertfarrow, @methylated.orange, @knachel, @fellows-jill, @kelseywiens, @kmf.aho, @joll.nicholas, @scottarobison, @dr-wpdavis, @cliftows, @amybuckland, @bolaigeefealabi, @rzach, @irwin.devries, @paul.s.boswell, @baldur, @unfalsify, @pablo.markin, @geoslack, @sebastian.higherlearning … and you?
I’m happy to circulate some kind of “call for participation” to our Philosophy department here at UW-Madison, if you or Christina have a brief precis I can share.
A brief or precis is on the way! We’ll be reaching out for specific participation soonish…
I’m reaching out to the Philosophy Department at the University of Arizona
HI @ccuillier … can we arm-twist you into committing to proofreading one chapter from this book?
@swagstaff great – official call copy coming soon, to be distributed far & wide. stay tuned.
@hugh Yes! I’d be happy to proofread
@ccuillier awesome! thanks.
Count me in! Happy to contribute copy and/or help out with production.
@drrobertfarrow That’s fantastic! Looking forward to working with you.
Hi @clhendricksbc (and others) … here’s a proposal for a call to participate, what do you think?
Call for Open Textbook contributions:
An Introduction to Philosophy
Would you like to help create and publish an Open Textbook, “An Introduction to Philosophy,” and at the same time contribute to developing a new, collaborative model for publishing Open Textbooks?
“An Introduction to Philosophy”, in development by lead author Christina Hendricks (University of British Columbia), is one of a handful of Open Textbook projects being undertaken with the support of the Rebus Community for Open Textbook Creation*.
We’re looking for people to volunteer time, with a variety of tasks envisaged, from chapter contributions, to proofreading and a host of other things. [UPDATED:] There will be space for everyone from tenured faculty to students to the general public to participate in the project, though chapters will be written by faculty or graduate students (preferably PhD students) in Philosophy.
Interested in helping? You can let us know by doing the following:
- Register at the Rebus Community, here:
- Read the Project page, and “Reply” with your interest here:
Or, if you have more questions you could send an email to: email@example.com
*The Rebus Community is a project of the Rebus Foundation, a Canadian not-for-profit with funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
- Register at the Rebus Community, here:
Would love to be involved in any way you see fit! Particularly interested in authoring, reviewing etc. Thanks! Beck Pitt
Thanks Beck! More to come soon.
I’m willing to be involved in some way, depending on time (of course). My expertise is in logic and language, though I’ve taught courses in metaphysics, epistemology, phil. of science, history of modern phil., even Asian religions.
@knachel Thanks! I will add you to the team ! We’ve yet to work out specifics of next steps … but that will be coming soon, we hope.