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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...

  • 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

    For the first time, a single volume that collects all of the aphorisms penned by this universally acclaimed twentieth-century literary figure. Kafka twice wrote aphorisms in his lifetime. The first effort was a series of 109, known as the Zürau Aphorisms, which were written between September 1917 and April 1918, and originally published posthumously... 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...

  • 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...

  • Beyond Humanismby Bart Nooteboom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book seeks to set humanism on a new footing. No longer Enlightenment intuitions of an autonomous, disconnected, and rational self but a philosophy oriented towards the relationship between self and other. With this, it seeks to provide an escape from present egotism and narcissism in society. It discusses altruism as well as its limitations. more...

  • Beyond the Subjectivity Trapby Martin O'Dea

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 16.99

    Beyond the Subjectivity Trap challenges the paradigm of the hard problem of consciousness by contesting the relevance and primacy of human thought. By tracing the evolved egocentricity of the 'I' as an entrapping limitation on our thinking the book argues that once the Subjectivity Trap is understood and escaped we can appreciate the non-existence... more...