Philosophy: Introductory Philosophy

  • Personal Autonomy: Beyond Negative and Positive Liberty book cover

    Personal Autonomy

    Beyond Negative and Positive Liberty, 1st Edition

    By Robert Young

    The concept of personal autonomy is central to discussions about democratic rights, personal freedom and individualism in the marketplace. This book, first published in 1986, discusses the concept of personal autonomy in all its facets. It charts historically the discussion of the concept by…

    Paperback – 2018-12-11
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  • Freedom: Negative and Positive Conceptions book cover

    Freedom

    Negative and Positive Conceptions, 1st Edition

    By Yıldız Silier

    Isaiah Berlin made a now classic distinction between negative and positive conceptions of freedom. This book, first published in 2005, introduces a fresh way of looking at these conceptions and presents a new defence of the positive conception of freedom. Revealing how the internal debate between…

    Paperback – 2018-12-11
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  • Freewill and Determinism: A Study of Rival Conceptions of Man book cover

    Freewill and Determinism

    A Study of Rival Conceptions of Man, 1st Edition

    By R.L. Franklin

    This book, first published in 1968, examines the complicated issues which surround the problem of freewill. Although it reaches a libertarian conclusion, its focus is largely on other questions. What ultimately is at stake in this debate? What difference would it make whether we had freewill or not…

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  • The Implications of Determinism book cover

    The Implications of Determinism

    1st Edition

    By Roy Weatherford

    The problem of determinism arises in all the major areas of philosophy. The first part of this book, first published in 1991, is a critical and historical exposition of the problem and the most important ideas and arguments which have arisen over the many years of debate. The second part considers…

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  • Choice: The Essential Element in Human Action book cover

    Choice

    The Essential Element in Human Action, 1st Edition

    By Alan Donagan

    This book, first published in 1987, investigates what distinguishes the part of human behaviour that is action (praxis) from the part that is not. The distinction was clearly drawn by Socrates, and developed by Aristotle and the medievals, but key elements of their work became obscured in modern…

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  • Free Action book cover

    Free Action

    1st Edition

    By A.I. Melden

    That a science of human conduct is possible, that what any man may do even in moments of the most sober and careful reflection can be understood and explained, has seemed to many a philosopher to cast doubt upon our common view that any human action can ever be said to be truly free. This book,…

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  • Free Will: A Defence Against Neurophysiological Determinism book cover

    Free Will

    A Defence Against Neurophysiological Determinism, 1st Edition

    By John Thorp

    The problem of freedom and determinism is one of the most enduring, and one of the best, problems in philosophy. One of the best because it so tenaciously resists solution while yet always seeming urgent, and one of the most enduring because it has always been able to present itself in different…

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  • Freedom from Necessity: The Metaphysical Basis of Responsibility book cover

    Freedom from Necessity

    The Metaphysical Basis of Responsibility, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Berofsky

    This book, first published in 1987, is about the classic free will problem, construed in terms of the implications of moral responsibility. The principal thesis is that the core issue is metaphysical: can scientific laws postulate objectively necessary connections between an action and its causal…

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  • The Refutation of Determinism: An Essay in Philosophical Logic book cover

    The Refutation of Determinism

    An Essay in Philosophical Logic, 1st Edition

    By M.R. Ayers

    Perhaps everyone who can think has the concept of possibility, but no one understands it. The metaphysical theory of Determinism is a symptom of this lack of understanding, and the inconclusiveness of its opponents’ arguments indicates that the lack is universal. In this book, first published in…

    Paperback – 2018-12-11
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  • Debating African Philosophy: Perspectives on Identity, Decolonial Ethics and Comparative Philosophy book cover

    Debating African Philosophy

    Perspectives on Identity, Decolonial Ethics and Comparative Philosophy, 1st Edition

    Edited by George Hull

    In African countries there has been a surge of intellectual interest in foregrounding ideas and thinkers of African origin—in philosophy as in other disciplines—that have been unjustly ignored or marginalized. African scholars have demonstrated that precolonial African cultures generated ideas and…

    Paperback – 2018-12-07
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    On Religion

    2nd Edition

    By John Caputo

    In a thoroughly updated second edition of his popular and engaging book, John D. Caputo revisits Augustine’s ancient question "what do I love when I love my God?" and presses it into service in the post-modern world. Accessible but without compromising the big ideas, he raises the question of what…

    Paperback – 2018-09-17
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  • Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement in an Age of Unreason book cover

    Why We Argue (And How We Should)

    A Guide to Political Disagreement in an Age of Unreason, 2nd Edition

    By Scott F. Aikin, Robert B. Talisse

    Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement in an Age of Unreason presents an accessible and engaging introduction to the theory of argument, with special emphasis on the way argument works in public political debate. The authors develop a view according to which proper…

    Paperback – 2018-08-28
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