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Philosophers in Depth

Ted Honderich on Consciousness, Determinism, and Humanity

Editors: Caruso, Gregg D. (Ed.)

  • Provides the most comprehensive survey of the work of the leading philosopher, Ted Honderich
  • Assembles a stellar list of experts and thinkers, including Noam Chomsky, Mary Warnock and Barry Smith
  • Addresses a range of absorbing and highly topical subjects, including free will, punishment, morality, and terrorism
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.

Reviews

“A first-rate collection of essays on Ted Honderich’s influential work on a variety of topics – including consciousness, determinism, free will, the principle of Humanity, right and wrong, and terrorism – along with productive replies by Honderich.” (Alfred Mele, William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University, USA)

“Ted Honderich has long been known for the forthright expression of his controversial opinions on a wide range of issues: on consciousness, freedom, and on the morality of today’s political situation. He has an unwavering commitment to following through the consequences of his deepest convictions, even as far as accepting consequences from which many would recoil. In this he resembles that other radical philosopher, Bertrand Russell, who believed that a philosopher should follow the wind of the argument wherever it leads. The extent of his achievement can be measured in this fine collection: Gregg Caruso has assembled a formidable and distinguished group of philosophers to engage with Honderich — sometimes sympathetically, sometimes more critically, but always with respect. This volume is a credit to the philosopher whom it honours, and it is full of excellent philosophy. Highly recommended.” (Tim Crane, Professor of Philosophy, Central European University, Hungary)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Honderich, Ted

    Pages 1-29

  • Mentality Beyond Consciousness

    Chomsky, Noam

    Pages 33-46

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  • Honderich on Consciousness

    Snowdon, Paul

    Pages 47-64

  • Unpacking Ordinary Consciousness

    Hannay, Alastair

    Pages 65-78

  • Physicalism Without Dependence

    Montero, Barbara Gail

    Pages 79-87

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66754-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66753-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ted Honderich on Consciousness, Determinism, and Humanity
Editors
  • Gregg D. Caruso
Series Title
Philosophers in Depth
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66754-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66754-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66753-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 349
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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