Books in category Philosophy – Free Will & Determinism

  • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

    An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
    David Hume, Thom Chittom

    An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is the thesis of a thinker who was a scientist, psychologist, metaphysician, and skeptic who continues to fascinate contemporary minds.

  • Are We Hardwired

    Are We Hardwired?
    William R. Clark, Michael Grunstein

    Perhaps most interesting, the book suggests that the source of our ability to choose, to act unexpectedly, may lie in the chaos principle: the most minute differences during activation of a single neuron may lead to utterly unpredictable …

  • Conversation and Responsibility

    Conversation and Responsibility
    Michael McKenna

    In this book Michael McKenna advances a new theory of moral responsibility, one that builds upon the work of P. F. Strawson. As McKenna demonstrates, moral responsibility can be explained on analogy with a conversation.

  • The Essential Nietzsche

    The Essential Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    An expert on Nietzsche presents highlights from The Birth of Tragedy, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and other works, and explains their significance to modern readers.

  • Three Philosophical Dialogues

    Three Philosophical Dialogues
    Saint Anselm, Thomas Williams

    In these three dialogues, renowned for their dialectical structure and linguistic precision, Anselm sets out his classic account of the relationship between freedom and sin-its linchpin his definition of freedom of choice as 'the power to …

  • The Gay Science

    The Gay Science
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God—to which a large part of the book is devoted—and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence.

  • Living Without Free Will

    Living Without Free Will
    Derk Pereboom

    Argues that morality, meaning and value remain intact even if we are not morally responsible for our actions.

  • Free Will 2nd Edition

    Free Will 2nd Edition
    Kevin Timpe

    A comprehensive and accessible introduction to contemporary debates on free will.

  • Fate Time and Language

    Fate, Time, and Language
    David Foster Wallace

    This volume reproduces Taylor's original article and other works on fatalism cited by Wallace in his critique.

  • La filosof a moral y la vida cotidiana

    La filosofía moral y la vida cotidiana
    Monique Canto-Sperber, Ruwen Ogien

    Monique Canto-Sperber es directora de investigaciones del Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques. Ha dirigido el Dictionnaire d’Éthique et de philosophie morale y es miembro del Comité National d’Éthique.

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