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Free Will & Determinism

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  • The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 2by Arthur Schopenhauer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    Volume 2 of the definitive English translation of one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement in one important stream of post-Kantian thought. Corrects nearly 1,000 errors and omissions in the older Haldane-Kemp translation. For the first time, this edition translates and locates all quotes and provides... more...

  • Time and Free Willby Henri Bergson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Bergson argues for free will by showing that the arguments against it come from a confusion of different conceptions of time. As opposed to physicists' idea of measurable time, life is perceived in human experience as a continuous and immeasurable flow rather than as a succession of marked-off states of consciousness. more...

  • Matter and Memoryby Henri Bergson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    one of the great inquiries into perception and memory, movement and time, matter and mind. Bergson surveys these independent but related spheres, exploring the connection of mind and body to individual freedom of choice. more...

  • Suffering, Suicide and Immortalityby Arthur Schopenhauer; T. Bailey Saunders

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 6.95

    One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Arthur Schopenhauer is best known for his writings on pessimism. In this 1851 essay collection, he offers concise statements of the unifying principles of his thinking. Schopenhauer, unlike most philosophers, expressed himself in simple, direct terms. These essays offer an accessible approach... more...

  • Essay on the Freedom of the Willby Arthur Schopenhauer; Konstantin Kolenda

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    The winning entry in a competition held by the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences, Schopenhauer's 1839 essay brought its author international recognition. Its brilliant and elegant treatments of free will and determinism elevated it to a classic of Western philosophy, and its penetrating reflections still remain relevant. Schopenhauer makes a distinction... more...

  • The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 1by Arthur Schopenhauer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    Volume 1 of the definitive English translation of one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement in one important stream of post-Kantian thought. more...

  • Essays on Freedom of Action (Routledge Revivals)by Ted Honderich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Essays on Freedom of Action , first published in 1973, brings together original papers by contemporary British and American philosophers on questions which have long concerned philosophers and others: the question of whether persons are wholly a part of the natural world and their actions the necessary effects of causal processes, and the question... more...

  • Decomposing the Willby Andy Clark; Julian Kiverstein; Tillmann Vierkant

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 79.99

    There is growing evidence from the science of human behavior that our everyday, folk understanding of ourselves as conscious, rational, responsible agents may be radically mistaken. The science, some argue, recommends a view of conscious agency as merely epiphenomenal: an impotent accompaniment to the whirring unconscious machinery (the inner zombie)... more...

  • Rationality + Consciousness = Free Willby David Hodgson

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 72.99

    In this challenging book, David Hodgson takes a fresh approach to the question of free will, contending that close consideration of human rationality and human consciousness shows that together they give us free will, in a robust and indeterministic sense, and in a way that is consistent with what science tells us about the world. more...

  • Persons and Causesby Timothy O'Connor

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 37.99

    This provocative book refurbishes the traditional account of freedom of will as reasons-guided "agent" causation, situating its account within a general metaphysics. O'Connor's discussion of the general concept of causation and of ontological reductionism v. emergence will specially interest metaphysicians and philosophers of mind. more...