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Introduction to Philosophy

Humanities & Arts

About this Project

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.

Book Description

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 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.


Apurva Ashok

Project Manager

Eran Asoulin


Christina Hendricks

Lead Editor

Heather Salazar

Lead Editor

Brian Barnett

Lead Editor

Jan Arreman


Daniel Haas


George Matthews

Lead Editor

Vance Ricks


Zoe Wake Hyde