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  • The Will and Human Actionby Thomas Pink; M.W.F. Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    What is the will? And what is its relation to human action? Throughout history, philosophers have been fascinated by the idea of 'the will': the source of the drive that motivates human beings to act. However, there has never been a clear consensus as to what the will is and how it relates to human action. Some philosophers have taken the will to... more...

  • The Metaphysics of Autonomyby Dr Mark Coeckelbergh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 131.00

    If we want to be autonomous, what do we want? The author shows that contemporary value-neutral and metaphysically economical conceptions of autonomy, such as that of Harry Frankfurt, face a serious problem. Drawing on Plato, Augustine, and Kant, this book provides a sketch of how 'ancient' and 'modern' can be reconciled to solve it. But at what expense?... more...

  • On Waitingby Harold Schweizer

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 26.95

    'This is a quite remarkable book, a pleasure to read. Not only is it clear and informative but also by turns witty, melancholic and insightful. The book is astonishingly erudite, but wears this learning so lightly and so charmingly that it is both easy and gripping to read.'  Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, University of London Penelope waits... more...

  • Cartographies of the Mindby Massimo Marraffa; Mario De Caro; Francesco Ferretti

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 269.00

    The present book is a collection of essays exploring some classical dimensions of mind both from the perspective of an empirically-informed philosophy and from the point of view of a philosophically-informed psychology. In the last three decades, the level of interaction between philosophy and psychology has increased dramatically. As a contribution... more...

  • Konfliktby Frank R. Pfetsch

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; Not Available

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  • Shame and Philosophyby Dr Phil Hutchinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 105.00

    Engaging with current research in the philosophy of emotions, both analytic and continental, the author argues that reductionist accounts of emotions leave us in a state of poverty regarding our understanding of our world and of ourselves. more...

  • Emotions and Understandingby Dr Ylva Gustafsson; Dr Camilla Kronqvist; Dr Michael McEachrane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00

    This unique collection of articles on emotion by Wittgensteinian philosophers provides a fresh perspective on the questions framing the current philosophical and scientific debates about emotions and offers significant insights into the role of emotions for understanding interpersonal relations and the relation between emotion and ethics. more...

  • Body and Soul in Ancient Philosophyby Dorothea Frede; Burkhard Reis

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    The problem of body and soul has a long history that can be traced back to the beginnings of Greek culture. The existential question of what happened to the soul at the moment of death, whether and in what form there is life after death, and of the exact relationship between body and soul was answered in different ways in Greek philosophy,... more...

  • The Brain and the Meaning of Lifeby Paul Thagard

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    Why is life worth living? What makes actions right or wrong? What is reality and how do we know it? The Brain and the Meaning of Life draws on research in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to answer some of the most pressing questions about life's nature and value. Paul Thagard argues that evidence requires the abandonment of many traditional... more...

  • A Companion to the Philosophy of Actionby Constantine Sandis; Timothy O'Connor

    Wiley 2011; US$ 54.95

    A Companion to the Philosophy of Action offers a comprehensive overview of the issues and problems central to the philosophy of action. The first volume to survey the entire field of philosophy of action (the central issues and processes relating to human actions) Brings together specially commissioned chapters from international experts ... more...