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Free Will & Determinism

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  • When GOD Winksby SQuire Rushnell

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 16.99

    It is not by accident that you just picked up When God Winks. Whether you call it synchronicity or coincidence, what brought you to this book today is worth remembering. In fact, you may have suspected all along that there is more to coincidence than meets the eye. These seemingly random events are actually signposts that can help you successfully... 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...

  • Essays on Freedom of Action (Routledge Revivals)by Ted Honderich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Essays on Freedom of Action , first published in 1973, brings together original papers by contemporary British and American philosophers on questions which have long concerned philosophers and others: the question of whether persons are wholly a part of the natural world and their actions the necessary effects of causal processes, and the question... 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...

  • The Soul of the Marionetteby John Gray

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 28.78

    TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015 In The Soul of the Marionette , 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 most enormous forces - biological, physical, metaphysical - constrain our... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 2by Arthur Schopenhauer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    Volume 2 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...

  • 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...