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Free Will & Determinism

  • Action, Emotion and Willby Dr Anthony Kenny; Anthony Kenny

    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...

  • Actions, Reasons and Reasonby Marco Iorio; Ralf Stoecker

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Through the whole history of mankind philosophers have taken pride in being reasonable agents. Rüdiger 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... more...

  • Agency and Answerabilityby Gary Watson

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • Aphorismsby Franz Kafka; Daniel Frank

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 18.95 US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Are We Hardwired?by William R. Clark; Michael Grunstein

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 23.00

    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...

  • As a Man Thinkethby James Allen

    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...

  • Authenticity and Learningby David Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    David E. Cooper elucidates Nietzsche's educational views in detail, in a form that will be of value to educationalists as well as philosophers. In this title, first published in 1983, he shows how these views relate to the rest of Nietzsche's work, and to modern European and Anglo-Saxon philosophical concerns.  For Nietzsche, the purpose of true... more...

  • Between Chance and Choiceby Harald Atmanspacher; Robert Bishop

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 23.99

    Are choice and free will possible in a world governed by deterministic fundamental equations? What sense would determinism make if many events and processes in the world seemed to be governed by chance? These and many other questions emphasize the fact that chance and choice are two leading actors on stage whenever issues of determinism are under discussion.This... more...

  • Beyond Any Kind of Godby Jack Kevorkian

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Who has not at least once in his lifetime asked himself, ?What is this thing called ?life??? ?What does it mean to ?be??? ?How and why do we ?live??? ?What is this great and sinister unknown, ?death??? An instant of meditative stargazing may prompt any of these questions. The purpose of this work is very broad and ambitious. Any effort aimed at... more...

  • Beyond Good and Evilby Friedrich Nietzsche

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 0.99

    Friedrich Nietzsche?s trailblazing, incendiary book sets dogmatic philosophy and traditional morality alight One of the most important works in philosophical history, Beyond Good and Evil consists of 296 sections and a final ?aftersong.? Therein, Nietzsche articulates his views on philosophy, philosophers, morality, religion, society, people,... more...