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Free Will & Determinism

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  • 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...

  • The Ethics of Subjectivityby Elvis Imafidon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Through the works of key figures in ethics since modernity this book charts a shift from dominant fixated, objective moral systems and the dependence on moral authorities such as God, nature and state to universal, formal, fallible, individualistic and/or vulnerable moral systems that ensue from the modern subject's exercise of reason and freedom.... more...

  • Rationality, Control, and Freedomby Curran F. Douglass

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book provides a concise, clear summary of the history of the "free will" vs. determinism controversy and offers a discussion of the basic differences of view. 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$ 6.61

    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. 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...