Catalogue

25 results
Introduction to Philosophy: Aesthetic Theory and Practice book cover

Introduction to Philosophy: Aesthetic Theory and Practice

CC BY (Attribution)   en

Author(s): Yuriko Saito, Ruth Sonderegger, Ines Kleesattel, Elizabeth Burns Coleman, Elizabeth Scarbrough, Matteo Ravasio, Xiao Ouyang, Richard Hudson-Miles, Andrew Broadey, Pierre Fasula, Alexander Westenberg, Matthew Sharpe, Valery Vino (Book Editor), Christina Hendricks (Series Editor)

Editor(s): Valery Vino (Book Editor), Christina Hendricks (Series Editor)

Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophy: aesthetics

Publisher: The Rebus Community

Last updated: 31/01/2022

Aesthetic Theory and Practice offers fresh perspectives on canonical and emerging topics in aesthetics, and also brings attention to a number of culturally sensitive topics that are customarily silenced in introductions to philosophical aesthetics. The papers are heterogeneous in terms of length and degrees of difficulty, inviting the reader into the study of contemporary aesthetics, which spans a lifetime.

This collection is co-created thanks to contributions from the Americas, Japan and China, Australia and Austria, England and France, Italy, Germany and Ethiopia. It is not surprising, therefore, that all eleven chapters adopt active critical and often multicultural perspectives, so as to evaluate aesthetics in relation to the tradition, its cultural potential, and the messy, geopolitical circumstances of the 21st century.

If you are adopting or adapting this book for a course, please let us know on our adoption form for the Introduction to Philosophy open textbook series.

Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion book cover

Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion

CC BY (Attribution)   en

Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophy of religion

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 31/01/2022

Where did the universe come from? Is life a result of chance, or design? If God is loving and all-powerful, why does evil still exist? Is religious belief just a byproduct of undirected evolutionary processes? Or did God make sure humans would evolve in such a way as to believe? Are philosophers closed-minded about religion? And why is so much of philosophy of religion about God—but not about gods?

Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion introduces students to some of the major traditional arguments for and against the existence of God. It also includes discussions of some less well-known, but thought-provoking arguments for the existence of God, and one of the most important new challenges to religious belief from the Cognitive Science of Religion. An introductory chapter traces the deep interconnections between philosophy and religion throughout Western history, and a final chapter considers what place there is for non-Western and non-monotheistic religions within contemporary philosophy of religion.

Whatever your religious beliefs—or lack of beliefs—we think you will find many of the arguments in this book fascinating to think about, and useful starting points for deeper philosophical discussions.

Introduction to Philosophy: Logic book cover

Introduction to Philosophy: Logic

CC BY (Attribution)   en

Author(s): Bahram Assadian, Matthew Knachel, Cassiano Terra Rodrigues, Michael Shaffer, Nathan Smith, Benjamin Martin (Book Editor), Christina Hendricks (Series Editor)

Editor(s): Benjamin Martin, Christina Hendricks

Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophy: logic

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 31/01/2022

Introduction to Philosophy: Logic provides students with the concepts and skills necessary to identify and evaluate arguments effectively. The chapters, all written by experts in the field, provide an overview of what arguments are, the different types of arguments one can expect to encounter in both philosophy and everyday life, and how to recognise common argumentative mistakes. The book aims to reach not only those who wish to learn logic to further their philosophical education, but also those who wish to gain the tools to better understand how to approach arguments in many aspects of their lives.

Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship book cover

Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CC BY (Attribution)   6 H5P Activities    en

Last updated: 22/11/2021

This is a modular open textbook designed for entrepreneurial journalism, media innovation, and related courses. This book underwent student and faculty testing and open review in fall 2017. Feedback was implemented in Version 1.0 for spring 2018. Additional reviewer feedback was implemented, and new chapters and sidebars were added, for Fall 2018. This book was updated for Fall 2019 and again prior to Fall 2020. Eventually, an accompanying handbook will include additional activities, ancillary materials and faculty resources on media innovation for instructors. If you have a (CC BY) resource (or additional chapter) to contribute, please comment here. You can leave feedback on this book.

Media, Society, Culture and You book cover

Media, Society, Culture and You

CC BY (Attribution)   en

Author(s): Mark Poepsel

Editor(s): Leanne Page

Last updated: 27/09/2021

<em>Media, Society, Culture, and You</em> is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture." It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change. <br> <br> This book has been peer-reviewed by 6 subject experts and is now available for adoption or adaptation. If you plan to adopt or adapt this open textbook, please let us know by filling out our <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIj_Te3hiuJL7cKaofhhUHuDz3_hlVXg6Wg1IPcDZoH2pRrg/viewform?usp=sf_link">adoption form</a>. <br> <br>You can view the book's <a href="https://press.rebus.community/mscy/back-matter/review-statement/">Review Statement</a> for more information about reviewers and the review process. An <a href="https://press.rebus.community/mscy/back-matter/accessibility-assessment/">Accessibility Assessment</a> for this is book has also been prepared to see how this book meets accessibility standards.
A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students book cover

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students

CC BY (Attribution)   en

Author(s): Ed. Elizabeth Mays

Publisher: The Rebus Community for Open Textbook Creation

Last updated: 20/09/2021

A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other Open Educational Resources. This is a first edition, compiled by Rebus Community, and we welcome feedback and ideas to expand the text.
Blueprint for Success in College and Career book cover

Blueprint for Success in College and Career

CC BY (Attribution)   en

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 16/09/2021

Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a remix of four previously existing OER (Open Educational Resources): A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students by Alise Lamoreaux, How to Learn Like a Pro! by Phyllis Nissila, Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom, edited by Thomas Priester, College Success, provided by Lumen Learning, and one previously copyrighted textbook with content that is now openly licensed: Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies by Dave Dillon. A free OER, (Open Educational Resource), Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a students’ guide for classroom and career success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy.

Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making book cover

Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making

CC BY (Attribution)   en

Author(s): Dave Dillon

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 15/08/2021

Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making is a remix of two previously existing OER (Open Educational Resources): Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom, edited by Thomas Priester, and College Success, provided by Lumen Learning. A free OER, (Open Educational Resource), Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making is a students’ guide for the process of identifying a major and career. This text focuses on career exploration.

Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies book cover

Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies

CC BY (Attribution)   en

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 15/08/2021

Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies is a remix of four previously existing OER (Open Educational Resources): A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students by Alise Lamoreaux, How to Learn Like a Pro! by Phyllis Nissila, Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom, edited by Thomas Priester, College Success, provided by Lumen Learning, and one previously copyrighted textbook with content that is now openly licensed: Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies by Dave Dillon (Montezuma Publishing, first edition). A free OER, (Open Educational Resource), Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies is a students’ guide for classroom success and efficient use of time. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college  focuses on study skills, time management.

Introduction to Community Psychology book cover

Introduction to Community Psychology

CC BY (Attribution)   39 H5P Activities    en

Author(s): Leonard A. Jason, Olya Glantsman, Jack F. O'Brien, Kaitlyn N. Ramian (Editors)

Subject(s): Psychology

Last updated: 24/06/2021

This textbook will show you how to comprehensively analyze, investigate, and address escalating problems of economic inequality, violence, substance abuse, homelessness, poverty, and racism. It will provide you with perspectives and tools to partner with community members and organizations to promote a fair and equitable allocation of resources and opportunities. Please email us at openaccesscptextbook@gmail.com with any feedback or to request downloadable versions of the chapter lecture slides and quizzes for instructor use.