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Free Will & Determinism

  • 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$ 154.00

    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$ 168.00

    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...

  • Our Fateby John Martin Fischer

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Our Fate collects John Martin Fischer's previously published articles on the relationship between God's foreknowledge and human freedom. The book includes a substantial new introductory essay that puts all of the chapters into a cohesive framework, and presents a bold new account of God's foreknowledge of free actions in a causally indeterministic... more...

  • Aphorismsby Franz Kafka; Daniel Frank

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 18.95

    The aphorism eludes definition: it can appear to be a random jotting or a more polished observation. Whether arbitrary fragment or crystalline shard, an aphorism captures the inception of a thought. Franz Kafka composed aphorisms during two periods in his life. A series of 109 was written between September 1917 and April 1918, in Zürau, West Bohemia,... more...