Ted Honderich on Consciousness, Determinism, and Humanity

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Gregg D. Caruso
Springer, Feb 3, 2018 - Philosophy - 349 pages
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This collection of original essays brings together a world-class lineup of philosophers to provide the most comprehensive critical treatment of Ted Honderich’s philosophy, focusing on three major areas of his work: (1) his theory of consciousness; (2) his extensive and ground-breaking work on determinism and freedom; and (3) his views on right and wrong, including his Principle of Humanity and his judgments on terrorism. Grote Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London, Honderich is a leading contemporary philosopher of mind, determinism and freedom, and morals. The collection begins with a comprehensive introduction written by Honderich followed by fourteen original chapters separated into three sections. Each section concludes with a set of remarks by Honderich. Contributors include Noam Chomsky, Paul Snowdon, Alastair Hannay, Barbara Gail Montero, Barry Smith, Derk Pereboom, Paul Russell, Kevin Timpe, Gregg D. Caruso, Mary Warnock, Paul Gilbert, Richard J. Norman, Michael Neumann, and Saul Smilansky.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Consciousness
30
Determinism and Freedom
140
Right and Wrong Humanity and Terrorism
235
Index
339
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Gregg D. Caruso is Associate Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Corning, USA, and Co-Director of the Justice Without Retribution Network. He is the author of Free Will and Consciousness and the editor of Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience (co-edited with Owen Flanagan), Science and Religion: 5 Questions, and Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility.

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