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Free Will & Determinism

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  • Free Willby Sam Harris

    Free Press 2012; US$ 10.99

    A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality?as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement?without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell... more...

  • The Soul of the Marionetteby John Gray

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 23.99

    Compared with that of humans, the life of the marionette looks more like an enviable state of freedom In his brilliantly enjoyable and freewheeling new book, John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic, and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human freedom. We flatter ourselves about the nature of free will and yet the... more...

  • From My Writings and My Eveningsby Dagobert D. Runes

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    It is late in the evening and a philosopher wants to get words on paper. No grand project. No grand system of thought, just an attempt to get some things off his chest. Where would he turn his attention? Where would his thoughts lead him? Several catch phrases become crystallization points for his thoughts: thinking, the nature of man, the art of... more...

  • Freedom Evolvesby Daniel C. Dennett

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00

    Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett emphatically answers ?yes!? Using an array of provocative formulations, Dennett sets out to show how we alone among the animals have evolved minds that give us free will and morality. Weaving a richly detailed narrative, Dennett explains in a series of... more...

  • Die Kunst, frei zu seinby Tom Hodgkinson

    Rogner & Bernhard 2013; US$ 6.42

    Wer Hodgkinson kennt, weiß, dass er kein Freund von langatmigen Analysen und Begriffsklärungen ist. Er beleuchtet mit der für ihn typischen Mischung aus enzyklopädischem Wissen, einer unermesslichen Fülle von literarischen und kulturgeschichtlichen Zitaten und viel Humor alle Aspekte des freiheitlichen Lebens. In 29 Kapiteln nimmt sich Hodgkinson die... more...

  • Time and Free Willby Henri Bergson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Bergson argues for free will by showing that the arguments against it come from a confusion of different conceptions of time. As opposed to physicists' idea of measurable time, life is perceived in human experience as a continuous and immeasurable flow rather than as a succession of marked-off states of consciousness. more...

  • Matter and Memoryby Henri Bergson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    A monumental work by a Nobel Prize-winner, this 1896 work represents one of the great inquiries into perception and memory, movement and time, matter and mind. Bergson surveys these independent but related spheres, exploring the connection of mind and body to individual freedom of choice. more...

  • Suffering, Suicide and Immortalityby Arthur Schopenhauer; T. Bailey Saunders

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 6.95

    One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Arthur Schopenhauer is best known for his writings on pessimism. In this 1851 essay collection, he offers concise statements of the unifying principles of his thinking. Schopenhauer, unlike most philosophers, expressed himself in simple, direct terms. These essays offer an accessible approach... more...

  • Essay on the Freedom of the Willby Arthur Schopenhauer; Konstantin Kolenda

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    The winning entry in a competition held by the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences, Schopenhauer's 1839 essay brought its author international recognition. Its brilliant and elegant treatments of free will and determinism elevated it to a classic of Western philosophy, and its penetrating reflections still remain relevant. Schopenhauer makes a distinction... more...

  • The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 1by Arthur Schopenhauer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    Volume 1 of the definitive English translation of one of the most important philosophical works of the 19th century, the basic statement in one important stream of post-Kantian thought. Corrects nearly 1,000 errors and omissions in the older Haldane-Kemp translation. For the first time, this edition translates and locates all quotes and provides... more...