The Twelfth Edition of this best-selling, topically organized anthology provides a superb balance of historical selections and recent material. This new edition features more readings than ever before--79 total--all, where necessary, in the finest translations available. The readings complement each other and naturally build on the topic being covered. Clear, concise introductions to each Part provide just enough guidance to let students learn from experiencing the readings themselves. The text's long-heralded selection of readings covers topics such as reason and religious belief, human knowledge, mind and its place in nature, determinism, free will and responsibility, and morality and its critics in five parts with careful attention to opposing points of view.
Genre: Philosophy, Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Pages: 706 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0534625576


Charting the progress of Watson's thought over three decades, this collection of essays on human action examines such questions as: in what ways are we free and not free, rational and irrational, responsible or not for what we do?.
Genre: Philosophy, Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand, Pages: 388 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780199272273


Classic introduction to the subject of philosophical enquiry.
Genre: Knowledge, Theory of, Editor: Oxford University Press, USA, Pages: 129 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780192854230


Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.
Genre: Philosophy, Editor: State University of New York Press, Pages: 309 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780791477823


This book challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity. The author claims that we have a false view of our own nature; that it is often rational to act against our own best interests; that most of us have moral views that are directly self-defeating; and that, when we consider future generations the conclusions will often be disturbing. He concludes that moral non-religious moral philosophy is a young subject, with a promising but unpredictable future.
Genre: Philosophy, Editor: OUP Oxford, Pages: 560 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780191622441


REASON AND RESPONSIBILITY: READINGS IN SOME BASIC PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY, 16th Edition, has a well-earned reputation for clarity and breadth, with a selection of high-quality readings that cover centuries of philosophical debate. The anthology covers the central issues in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, and ethics, as well as debates over the value of philosophy and the meaning of life. The book is clearly organized: the readings complement each other, guiding you through contrasting positions on key philosophical issues. Clear, concise introductions provide reading tips and background information to help you engage directly and meaningfully with the primary sources. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 720 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1305502442


An agenda-setting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary analysis of the complex phenomenon of responsibility in negligence.
Genre: Law, Editor: Cambridge University Press, Pages: 273 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781108498104


Philosophers typically see the issue of free will and determinism in terms of a debate between two standard positions. Incompatibilism holds that freedom and responsibility require causal and metaphysical independence from the impersonal forces of nature. According to compatibilism, people are free and responsible as long as their actions are governed by their desires. In Freedom Within Reason, Susan Wolf charts a path between these traditional positions: We are not free and responsible, she argues, for actions that are governed by desires that we cannot help having. But the wish to form our own desires from nothing is both futile and arbitrary. Some of the forces beyond our control are friends to freedom rather than enemies of it: they endow us with faculties of reason, perception, and imagination, and provide us with the data by which we come to see and appreciate the world for what it is. The independence we want, Wolf argues, is not independence from the world, but independence from forces that prevent or preclude us from choosing how to live in light of a sufficient appreciation of the world. The freedom we want is a freedom within reason and the world.
Genre: Philosophy, Editor: Oxford University Press, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 019535897X


This masterful and wide-ranging work by prominent Oxford University philosopher Lucas asks what reality is and how to reason about it.
Genre: Philosophy, Editor: , Pages: 494 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1934297046


The concept of causation is fundamental to ascribing moral and legal responsibility for events. Yet the precise relationship between causation and responsibility remains unclear. This book clarifies that relationship through an analysis of the best accounts of causation in metaphysics, and a critique of the confusion in legal doctrine.
Genre: Law, Editor: Oxford University Press, Pages: 640 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780199599516