Non-Fiction Books:

On Determinism and Freedom

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

On Determinism and Freedom

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

On Determinism and Freedom by Ted Honderich
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Offers a new approach to the (in)compatibility of Determinism and Freedom The most recalcitrant problem of philosophy, free will, laid out and taken beyond unsatisfactory standard solutions by Britain's foremost working philosopher. Determinism comes in many forms, some confused, some inconsistent, some incomplete. Some philosophers maintain that determinism is incompatible with true freedom. And others, that determinism is no threat to our freedom. But are these philosophers really assigning an 'unfreedom' to us and merely pretending that we are responsible for our choices and acts of love and violence? Ted Honderich argues that there are strong reasons to think both positions wrong. Developing from where his earlier work left off, he considers there is a new and more difficult problem of determinism. It too can lead to the thought that we are unfree but morally responsible. As he demonstrates, the hardest and deepest question in philosophy needs a really different answer.

Author Biography

Ted Honderich is Grote Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic, University College London and Britain's most famous living philosopher. A leading radical, he has gained recent notoriety by engaging in the Palestinian question, particularly in his books After the Terror (EUP, 2002), and On Political Means and Social Ends (EUP, 2003). A prolific author, recent publications include How Free Are You? (Oxford, 2002), Terrorism for Humanity (Pluto Press, 2003) and On Consciousness (EUP, 2004).
Release date NZ
January 17th, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Edinburgh University Press
Pages
160
Dimensions
156x234x24
ISBN-13
9780748618415
Product ID
1814071

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 639 Banana Points