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Free Will & Determinism

  • Orphan Black and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Rachel Robison-Greene

    Open Court 2016; US$ 19.99

    In Orphan Black , several apparently unconnected women discover that they are exact physical doubles, that there are more of them out there, that they are all illegally produced clones, and that someone is having them killed. They find themselves in the midst of a secret and violent struggle between a fundamentalist religious group, a fanatical... more...

  • Freedom & Growth (Routledge Revivals)by Edmond Holmes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1923, this book collects together sixteen essays written between 1912 and 1922 that reflect how the author's views on education became increasingly interwoven with their views on "things in general" ? with half dealing with each subject. Reflecting this interweave, they are arranged chronologically rather than by subject due to... more...

  • Free Willby Michael McKenna; Derk Pereboom

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    As an advanced introduction to the challenging topic of free will, this book is designed for upper-level undergraduates interested in a comprehensive first-stop into the field?s issues and debates. It is written by two of the leading participants in those debates?a compatibilist on the issue of free will and determinism (Michael McKenna) and an incompatibilist... more...

  • Déterminismeby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    C'est le XIXe siècle, dans la mesure où il a fait de la mécanique l'archétype des sciences expérimentales, sources de toute action technique efficace, qui a pratiquement identifié « science » et « déterminisme » ? more...

  • Actionby D. G. Brown

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 19.95

    Professor Brown in this volume discusses one of the most difficult questions in metaphysics, “what is action?” His analysis proceeds along three main lines of thought: the point of view of the agent, the primacy of inanimate action, and the pervasiveness of explanatory insight in the description of action. more...

  • The Highest Good in Kant?s Philosophyby Thomas Höwing

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 120.86

    The idea of a final end of human conduct ? the highest good ? lies at the centre of important parts of Kant?s philosophy, such as his moral theory, his philosophy of religion, his views on the historical progress of the human species, and his conception of rationality. This collection of new essays attempts to re-evaluate the doctrine of the highest... more...

  • Menschsein als Selbst- und Fremdbestimmungby Christina Drobe

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 131.86

    This book seeks to amplify approaches native to philosophy, literature, and the social sciences regarding contemporary discourse on identity by supplementing them with theological reflection. It develops a proposal for the theological understanding of identity, which imagines the relationship of self to others not in terms of threat but rather as... more...

  • The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus (Reading Guide)by Bright Summaries

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    In this clear and detailed reading guide, we?ve done all the hard work for you! The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus is a philosophical essay that belongs to the Cycle of the Absurd, along with The Stranger and Caligula. In this essay, the author discusses the absurdity of a meaningless life, the estrangement of Man from the world, and the... more...

  • How Physics Makes Us Freeby J. T. Ismael

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    J.T. Ismael's book will be the first to truly examine the question of what physics actually tell us about whether or not we are free to act. Her conclusions are surprising and engaging, and importantly show that physics does actually not say that we are not free. more...

  • Luck's Mischiefby Ishtiyaque Haji

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Something is subject to luck if it is beyond our control. In Luck's Mischief , Haji argues that owing frequently to precluding our being able to otherwise, luck limits both the range of what is morally obligatory for us and things for which we are morally responsible. more...