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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 35.95
Action, Emotion and Will was first published in 1963, when it was one of the first books to provoke serious interest in the emotions and philosophy of human action. Almost forty years on, Anthony Kenny's account of action and emotion is still essential reading for anyone interested in these topics. The first part of the book takes an historical look... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 87.04
Through the whole history of mankind philosophers have taken pride in being reasonable agents. Bittner, one of the internationally most renowned German philosophers and winner of the Gottlob Frege award 2011, has developed a surprisingly different picture: We are much more part than master of the universe. The volume discusses this challenging view... more...
- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99
Since the 1970s Gary Watson has published a series of brilliant and highly influential essays on human action, examining such questions as: in what ways are we free and not free, rational and irrational, responsible or not for what we do? Moral philosophers and philosophers of action will welcome this collection, representing one of the most important... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37
This original new work develops deontic logic against the background of a theory of agency in indeterministic time. The goal is to present a formal account of what individuals and groups of agents ought to do under various conditions and over extended periods of time. more...
- Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 24.99
Professor David Ohana teaches European history at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He was a visiting fellow at The Sorbonne, Harvard, and Berkeley as well as the first academic director of the Forum for Mediterranean Cultures at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. His many books include: The Origins of Israeli Mythology (Cambridge, 2014),... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37
Books such as Richard Dawkins's The Selfish Gene have aroused fierce controversy by arguing for the powerful influence of genes on human behavior. But are we entirely at the mercy of our chromosomes? In Are We Hardwired? , scientists William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein say the answer is both yes--and no.The power and fascination of Are We Hardwired?... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 23.00 US$ 19.78
This edition of Are We Hardwired addresses the role of genes in governing behaviour. It explains the genetic and molecular basis of human behaviour within the broader context of animal behaviour generally. Behaviour is treated as a complex interaction of nature and nurture; to understand ourselves fully, neither can be dismissed out of hand. more...
- The Floating Press 1902; US$ 4.95
This little volume (the result of meditation and experience) is not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much-written-upon subject of the power of thought. It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its object being to stimulate men and women to the discovery and perception of the truth that – "They themselves are makers of themselves"... more...