Selected Works

Conscious Will and Responsibility: A Tribute to Benjamin Libet
By
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Lynn Nadel (editors)

We all seem to think that we do the acts we do because we consciously choose to do them. This commonsense view is thrown into dispute by Benjamin Libet's eyebrow-raising experiments, which seem to... read more »

The Atheist’s Guide to Reality
By
Alex Rosenberg

We can’t avoid the persistent questions about the meaning of life – and the nature of reality. But science is the only means of answering them. So declares philosopher Alex Rosenberg in this bracing... read more »

Darwinian Reductionism, or How to Stop Worrying and Love Molecular Biology
By
Alex Rosenberg

After the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953, scientists working in molecular biology embraced reductionism – the theory that all complex systems can be understood in terms of their components... read more »

Darwinism in Philosophy, Social Science and Policy
By
Alex Rosenberg

The essays in this book cover three broad areas related to Darwinian thought and naturalism. The first deals with the solution of philosophical problems such as reductionism, the second with the... read more »

Sex, Gender and the Body: The Student Edition of What is a Woman?
By
Toril Moi

What is a woman? Does it make sense to think of a woman as the combination of sex and gender? Is "I am a woman" the same kind of declaration as "I am a man"? What does it mean to speak "as a woman"?... read more »

Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism: Art, Theater, Philosophy
By
Toril Moi

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is the founder of modern theater, and his plays are performed all over the world. Yet in spite of his unquestioned status as a classic of the stage, Ibsen is often dismissed... read more »

Simone de Beauvoir: The Making of an Intellectual Woman
By
Toril Moi

The author shows how Simone de Beauvoir became the leading feminist thinker and emblematic intellectual woman of the 20th century. Blending biography with literary criticism, feminist theory, and... read more »

Philosophy of Biology: A Contemporary Introduction
By
Alex Rosenberg and Daniel W. McShea

Is life a purely physical process? What is human nature? Which of our traits is essential to us? In this volume biologist Rosenberg and philosopher McShea join forces to create a new gateway to the... read more »

Biology’s First Law
By
Daniel W. McShea and Robert N. Brandon

Life on earth is characterized by three striking phenomena that demand explanation: adaptation (the marvelous fit between organism and environment); diversity (the great variety of organisms); and... read more »

Robert Solow and the Development of Growth Economics
By
Kevin D. Hoover

This collection addresses the history of modern growth economics and the role of the American economist and Nobel laureate Robert Solow in developing it as a major area of research in macroeconomics... read more »

Applied Intermediate Macroeconomics.
By
Kevin D. Hoover

This textbook offers a complete course in applied macroeconomics at the intermediate level that emphasizes the application of economic theory to real-world data and policy. Topics covered include... read more »

The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World
By
Owen Flanagan

If consciousness is "the hard problem" in mind science – explaining how the amazing private world of consciousness emerges from neuronal activity – then "the really hard problem," writes Flanagan, is... read more »

Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology, and the Brain
By
Gary Fireman, Ted McVay, and Owen Flanagan (editors)

We define our conscious experience by constructing narratives about ourselves and about the people with whom we interact. Narrative pervades our lives – conscious experience is not merely linked to... read more »

The Problem of the Soul: Two Visions of Mind and How to Reconcile Them
By
Owen Flanagan

Science has always created problems for traditional ways of seeing things, but now the very attributes that make us human – free will, the permanence of personal identity, the existence of the soul... read more »

The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized
By
Owen Flanagan

If we are material beings living in a material world – and all the scientific evidence suggests that we are – then we must find existential meaning, if there is such a thing, in this physical world.... read more »

Moral Sprouts and Natural Teleologies: 21st Century Moral Psychology Meets Classical Chinese Philosophy (Aquinas Lecture)
By
Owen Flanagan

Contemporary Western moral philosophy in harmony with classical Chinese philosophy, the volume consists of the Aquinas lectures delivered by Owen Flanagan at Marquette University in 2014.... read more »

From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice
By
Allen Buchanan, Dan W. Brock, Norman Daniels, and Daniel Wikler

Written by four internationally renowned bioethicists, this book is the first systematic treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to human beings... read more »

States, Nations and Borders: The Ethics of Making Boundaries
By
Allen Buchanan and Margaret Moore (editors)

This book examines comparatively the views and principles of seven prominent ethical traditions on the issue of the making of state and national boundaries. The traditions represented are Judaism,... read more »

Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law
By
Allen Buchanan

This book articulates a systematic vision of an international legal system grounded in the commitment to justice for all persons. It provides a probing exploration of the moral issues involved in... read more »

The Heart of Human Rights
By
Allen Buchanan

This is the first attempt to provide an in-depth moral assessment of the heart of the modern human rights enterprise: the system of international legal human rights. It is international human rights... read more »

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