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Free Will & Determinism

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  • On Free Choice of the Willby Augustine; Thomas Williams

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 9.95

    Translated with an uncanny sense for the overall point of Augustine's doctrine. In short, a very good translation. The Introduction is admirably clear.--Paul Vincent Spade, Indiana University 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...

  • 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...

  • The Soul of the Marionetteby John Gray

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 28.78

    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 every action. Many writers and intellectuals have always... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...