Writings and Invited Addresses


 Robert Hilary Kane

University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and Professor of LawThe University of Texas at Austin


Yale University, M.A, Ph.D. (1964)

University of Vienna, Austria

College of the Holy Cross, B.A. (1960)


 First Annual Robert W. Hamilton Faculty Book Award for The Significance of Free Will. Oxford University Press, 1996. Awarded 1997.

“The Modal Ontological Argument,” (Mind, 1984) selected by The Philosopher’s Annual one of ten best articles published in philosophy of 1984.

Academy of Distinguished Teachers, Inaugural Member, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995-

Marquis’ Who’s Who in America (Millennial Edition)

Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World (Millennial Edition)

Friar’s Society Centennial Teaching Fellowship (Awarded by the Friar Society for Teaching Excellence) (1989-90)

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship and Sterling Fellowship, Yale University

Sloan Foundation Fellowship for the study of the relationships of the sciences to the humanities, Haverford College (1967-70)

Quality of Life Award: Texas Alliance for the Mentally Ill (1993)

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, Honorary Fellow (Elected, 1996)

Parlin Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Inaugural Member, Elected, 1996.

President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award, Liberal Arts Council Teaching Excellence Award, and fifteen other Teaching Excellence Awards, 1973-present.



Free Will and Values. Albany NY: State University of New York Press, 1985.

Through the Moral Maze. New York: Paragon House Publishers, 1994. Paperback edition: North Castle Books. M. E. Sharpe Publishers, 1996.

The Significance of Free Will. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. Paperback edition 1998. An initial title for Oxford Online Series (OSO), 2003.

The Oxford Handbook of Free Will. Edited with an Introduction and contributed paper. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Oxford Online Series (OSO), 2004.  2nd Edition with all new papers. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2011). 

Free Will. Wiley-Blackwell Readings in Philosophy. Edited with an introduction and contributed paper, 2001.

Hartshorne, Process Philosophy and Theology. Ed. with Stephen Phillips. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989.

A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will. Oxford Fundamentals of Philosophy Series. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Four Views on Free Will. Co-author with J. M. Fischer, D. Pereboom and M. Vargas, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2007.

Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.



 The Quest for Meaning: Values, Ethics and the Modern Experience. A series of 24 lectures recorded on video and audio tapes and for download as part of The Great Courses on Tape Series. The Teaching Company (Chantilly, Virginia), 1999

Great Minds of the Western Tradition. One of several lecturers on this series of video and audio tapes, CDs, DVDs and for download for The Great Courses on Tape Series. The Teaching Company (Chantilly, Virginia), 2000



Aristotelian Society, University of London, London, UK “Of One’s Own Free Will: Modern Reflections on an Ancient Problem.” 2013

Metanexus Institute. Madrid, Spain. Interdisciplinary Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion. Two lectures: “Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom” and “Free Will: New Foundations for an Ancient Problem.” 2008

20th World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, MA. Sponsored by Federation Internationale des Societes de Philosophie. Special Session on Free Will. “New Directions on Free Will” 1998

Milan, Italy. Conference on “Quantum Physics meets the Philosophy of Mind” “Quantum Physics, Action and Free Will: How Might Free Will be Possible in a Quantum Uni­verse?” 2013

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Graduate Lecture, “Themes in Contemporary Ethical Theory,” Undergraduate Lecture “The Ethical Quest,” December, 1990

Yale University. Yale Political Union. Featured speaker: “Democratic Freedoms and the Plurality of Values and Ways of Life in Political Theory.” 2013.

U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., “Ethics and Warfare,” 1990

National US Teacher’s Convention. Annual Meeting, Anchorage Alaska: Invited Address: “Values Education in Democratic Societies.” 1988.

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. National Conference on Character and Leadership. Two lectures “Through the Moral Maze,” and “Aspirations for Glory” 1999.

Renaissance Society Lecture “The Quest for Meaning”: Renaissance Weekend, Monterey, CA, September 2007.

Utrecht, The Nether­lands. Conference on “Causation and Agency in an Indeterministic World” “Rethinking an Ancient Philosophical Problem in the Light of Modern Science” 2013

Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York City, “Ethics and Society,” 1990.

University of Wisconsin, Madison. “Free Will: New Directions of an Ancient Problem.” 2008.

Yeshiva University, New York City. “Divine Providence and Human Freedom: Religious Dimensions” 2002.

University of Notre Dame. Metaphysical Society of America. Annual Meeting. Keynote Address: “The Ends of Metaphysics.” 1987

Brigham Young University. Center for Democratic Education (Consortium of the School of Education of BYU and public school systems of Utah) Annual Conference of public school administrators and teachers. Keynote Address: “Values Education in Pluralist and Democratic Societies.” 2009.

Bryn Mawr College. Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Forum (Consortium of Philadelphia Area Colleges and Universities). Conference on my book The Significance of Free Will and two other works 1999

Barcelona, Spain. Social Trends Institute (STI) Conference on “Consciousness and Free Will in the Light of Quantum Physics and Neuroscience. “Can a Traditional Notion of Free Will be Reconciled with Modern Science? 2010

City University of New York, John Jay College. “Responsibility, Retributive Punishment, and the Law” 2011

University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Invited addresses to the School of Law: “Retri­butive Punishment, Responsibility and the Law” and Department of Philosophy: “Ethics and Values.” 2011

College of William and Mary. Contribution to conference on “The Study of the Human Self.” “Psychology, Neuroscience and Free Will.” October, 2008

University of Florida, Gainesville FL. “Recent Work on Free Will.” 2008.

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. “Free Will: Old Problem, New Themes.” 1999

University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.“Agency, Responsibility and Free Will.” 2002.

Bielefeld, Germany. Zentrum fur interdisziplinare Forschung (ZiF) Conference on Agents and Causes: Interdisciplinary Aspects in Mind, Language and Culture. “Agency, Mind and Freedom” 2012

American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division. “Author Meets Critics Session” on Four Views of Free Will. Pasedena, CA. 2008.

University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. “Moral Responsibility and Agency.” 2008.

Boston University. Conference on Ronald Dworkin’s Justice for Hedgehogs. “Ethics and Freedom” Participant in a symposium with Amartya Sen and T. M. Scanlon, 2009

Duke University Durham, North Carolina. Conference on Moral Psychology and Moral Responsibility. Invited Commentator on Adina Roskies “Can Neuroscience Resolve Issues about Free Will?” 2011

Catholic University of America. Washington DC. Keynote Speaker: Conference on Addiction, Agency and Self-Control 2004.

Freiburg, Germany. Institut fur Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene. Inter­national Workshop on Determinism. “Free Will, Determinism and Indeterminism” 2001

Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Louisville, Kentucky, Plenary Session Symposium, “Free Will: The Case for the Traditional View,” 1990

University of Houston. “Value Relativism and Ethics.” March, 2010.

University of British Columbia. Vancouver, Canada. Two lectures: “Freedom and the Moral Community” and “Ethics and Wisdom.” 2009

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Conference on Robert Kane’s The Significance of Free Will. Opening Address and Replies to critical papers by other participants. 1997

University of South Carolina, South Carolina Philosophy Society Meeting, “Reflections on Free Will”1997

Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona. “Pluralism, Relativism and Values” and “Agency, Responsibility and Freedom.” 2004

University of Nevada, Las Vegas. University Lecture Series: “Are All Values Relative?” and Department of Philosophy “Free Will: New Directions for an Ancient Problem.” 2007.

University of London, Heythrop College. UK Invited Address: “Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom” 2013

Wheaton Conference of Philosophy. Wheaton College. Wheaton, Illinois. “God, Freedom and Determinism.” Plenary Session Invited Address: “Can a Free Will Involving Ultimate Responsibility be Reconciled with Modern Science?” 2004.

University of Florida. Gainesville, Florida. Conference on Action and Agency. Invited Speaker. “Three Freedoms and What They Tell us about Agency and Responsibility” 2005.

Wake Forest University. Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Annual Meeting. Win­ston-Salem, NC. Invited Symposium: The Psychology of Free Will. 2003

Georgia State University. Atlanta, Georgia. Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series: “Are All Values Relative?” and Department of Philosophy “Free Will: New Directions for an Ancient Problem.” March, 2006.

University of Tennessee. Knoxville TN. Keynote Speaker: Conference on Agency and Responsibility. 2012

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. National Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. Keynote Address: “Pluralism, Relativism and the Modern Moral Maze.” 1998

Progigine Center for Statistical Mechanics, UT-Austin. Lecture Series “Facing the Uncertain” sponsored by Ilya Prigogine. “Uncertainty and Free Will” (April, 1998)

Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. Invited lecture: “Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom.” 2008

East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. “Modern Ethical Dilemmas” (Medical School) and Department of Philosophy Colloquy, “Free Will: the Elusive Ideal” (February, 1995)

Southern Methodist University. Eastwoods Speaker. “Relativism, Pluralism and the Modern Experience” 1998

Texas A&M University. Frontiers in American Philosophy Conference. Invited address: “William James, American Pragmatism, Will and Value Experiments.” 1998

Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Memphis, TN. Symposium: featured speaker: “Freedom and Responsibility,” April, 1992

Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina: “The Significance of Free Will” (Invited Symposium) and “Through the Moral Maze” (Public Lecture) (February, 1995)

Texas Academy for Advanced Legal Ethics. Inaugural Conference. Austin, Texas. “Legal Ethics and the Modern Moral Maze.” 1997

Washington State University and University of Idaho. Inland Northwest Philosophical Society, Conference on Action and Freedom, Moscow. “New Directions on Free Will” 2001

College of the Holy Cross. Worcester, Massachusetts. Center for Ethics, Religion and Public Policy. “Are All Values Relative?” and Department of Philosophy “Free Will: New Directions for an Ancient Problem.” October, 2006.

University of Miami, Florida. Keynote speaker for Symposium on Current Debates about Freedom and Responsibility sponsored by the journal Synthese, 2014.

McMurry University. Conference on Freedom, Responsibility and Philosophy of Religion. “Uncharted Pathways in the Free Will Labyrinthe” March, 2002.

Texas Tech University. Lubbock, Texas. University Lecture Series: “Are All Values Relative?” and Department of Philosophy “Free Will: New Directions for an Ancient Problem.” April, 2006.

Mountain-Plains Philosophical Conference. Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas. Keynote Address: “Free Will: New Directions for an Ancient Problem.” September 2006.

Zion National Park Cultural Speaker’s Series, Springdale, Utah. “Are All Values Relative?” 2007.

Boston College. Chestnut Hill, Mass. Center for Religion and the Arts: “Through the Moral Maze: Seeking Common Ethical Ground in a World of Conflicting Beliefs.” 2007.

University of San Francisco, Conference on Freedom and Responsibility. General Com­mentator on Invited Addresses. 2007.

Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. American Catholic Philosophical Associa­tion. Contributor to Symposium: Freedom and Will: The Philosophical Work of Robert Kane: “Free Will: New Directions for an Ancient Problem: A Reply to Allen and Rogers.” 2007.

Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. Invited lectures: “Four Dimensions of Value and the Common Good” and “Current Debates about Freedom and Responsibility.” 2012

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Invited Address to the Big Questions of Free Will Project, Annual Conference. “Rethinking an Ancient Problem.” 201

Cornell University. Ithaca NY. Conference on Moral Responsibility and Retributive Punishment. Featured speaker: “Responsibility, retributive Punishment and the Reactive Attitudes.” June 2016.



  1. “Turing Machines and Mental Reports,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 44, 3 (Decem­ber, 1966), 344-352
  2. “Empiricism and Ontology in Rudolf Carnap’s Thought,” International Philosophical Quarterly 7 (March 1967), 138-176
  3. “Minds, Causes and Behavior,” Review of Metaphysics 24, 2 (December 1970), 302-334.
  4. “Presupposition and Entailment,” Mind 81, 3 (July 1972), 401-404.
  5. “Nature, Plenitude and Sufficient Reason,” American Philosophical Quarterly 13, 1 (January 1976), 23-33
  6. “Divine Foreknowledge and Causal Determinism,” Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 9, 1 (Spring 1978), 69-76
  7. “The Modal Ontological Argument,” Mind 93, 3 (July 1984), 336-350. (Reprinted in The Philosopher’s Annual, Vol. VII Acastadero: Ridgeview Press, 1986. Selected by The Philosopher’s Annual  one of the ten best articles in philosophy of 1984)
  1. “Principles of Reason,” Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy 24, 2 (Fribourg, March 1986), 115-136
  2. “Free Will and Responsibility: Comments on Waller’s Review,” Behaviorism: A Forum for Critical Inquiry 16, 2 (Fall, 1988), 159-165
  3. “Libertarianism and Rationality Revisited,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy 26,3 (Fall, 1988), 441-460
  4. “Prima Facie Good: Freude, schoner Gotterfunken…” The Journal of Value Inquiry 22 (1988): pp. 279-297.
  5. “Two Kinds of Incompatibilism,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 1, No. 2 (December, 1989): 219-254. (Reprinted in T. O’Connor, ed. Agents, Causes and Events: Essays on Free Will and Indeterminism.   Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.)
  1. “Temporality, Transcendence and Personal Identity” in Process, Philosophy and Theology, Kane and S. Phillips (eds.) Albany: State University of New York Press (1989): pp. 169-174
  2. “Free Will, Determinism, and Creativity in Hartshorne’s Thought,” in The Philosophy of Charles Hartshorne, Library of Living Philosophers, Vol. 20. Edited by Lewis Hahn. Open Court Publishing Company. (1991): pp. 135-155.
  3. “Free Will and Moral Responsibility: A Study of B. N. Waller’s Freedom Without
    Behavior and Philosophy 21 (Spring/Summer, 1992), pp. 77-82.
  4. “The Ends of Metaphysics,” International Philosophical Quarterly xxxiii, 4 (December, 1993): pp. 413-428.
  5. “Free Will: The Elusive Ideal.” Philosophical Studies. Sym­posium on Freedom, Responsibility, and Determinism 75 (September, 1994): pp. 25-60.(Reprinted in N. Scott Arnold, G. Graham and L. Stephens, eds., Philosophy Then and Now London: Blackwell’s, 1998.)
  1. “Acts, Patterns, and Self-Control: Rachlin’s Theory.” Behavioral amd Brain Sciences 18:1 (October, 1994), pp. 131-132.
  2. “Anselm’s Second, or Modal, Ontological Argument.” In Stephen Phillips, ed., Philosophy and World Religions. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich (1995): pp. 155-163.
  3. “Jamesian Reflections on Will, Freedom and Values.” In Robert W. Burch, ed., Frontiers in American Philosophy, II. College Station, TX.: Texas A & M University Press, (1995): pp. 365-374.
  4. “Control, Responsibility and Free Will: A Reply to Bernstein.” Southwest Philosophy Review 11 (July, 1995), pp. 255-258.
  5. “Critical Study: N.M.L. Nathan’s Will and World: A Study of Metaphysics. Philosophia 24 (December, 1995), 523-530.
  6. “Redefining Virtue.” In J. R. Adams, ed., Out of the Whirlwind. Vol. 1. Cambridge, MA.: Center for Religion (1996): 22-29.
  7. “Values and Ethics.” Discovery 14: 4 (Spring, 1997), pp. 13-17.
  8. “Free Will, Responsibility and Will-setting.” Philosophical Topics 24:2 (Fall, 1997), pp. 67-90
  9. “Four Dimensions of Value: From Experience to Worth” Center: The Journal of American Architecture and Design. 10 (Fall, 1997): pp. 9-15
  10. “Values in a Pluralistic World.” In Gordon, J., V. Luizzi and M. Tangum, eds., Morality and Values in the University. Texas State University Publications, (1997): pp. 38-51.
  11. “What is Worth Believing?” Alcalde. September/October, 1997: pp. 20-24
  12. “Foreword” to Translation of Works of Jules Lequyer. Edited with an Introduction by Donald Wayne Viney. Lewiston, N. Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1998, pp. xi-xiv.
  13. “Dimensions of Value and the Aims of Social Inquiry.” American Behavioral Scientist. 41 (January, 1998): pp. 578-597.
  14. “Responsibility, Luck and Chance: Reflections on Free Will and Indeterminism.” The Journal of Philosophy 96/5 (May, 1999): pp. 217-240. (Reprinted in G. Watson (ed.) Free Will (second edition) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. (Reprinted in L. Ekstrom (ed.) Free Will: A Book of Readings. Boulder,Co.: Westview Press, 2000.)(Reprinted in R. C. Hoy and L. N. Oaklander (ed.) Metaphysics: Classical and Contemporary Readings 2nd edition. Thomson Publishing, 2006.
  1. Book Symposium on R. Kane’s The Significance of Free Will. Philosophical Explo­rations: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Mind and Action (Utrecht and Brussels) 2 (May, 1999): “On Free Will, Responsibility and Indeterminism: Responses to Clarke, Haji and Mele,” pp. 105-121.
  2. “New Directions on Free Will.” Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy. Boston, Ma.: Boston University Press, 1999: pp. 135-42.
  3. Book Symposium on R. Kane’s The Signifi­cance of Free Will. Philosophy and Phenome­nological Research XL (January, 2000): “Precis of The Significance of Free Will” (pp. 129-34); “Responses to Bernard Berofsky, John Martin Fischer and Galen Strawson (pp. 157-67).
  4. “Values and Metaphors: Comments on Mirowski’s ‘Value in Economics’ and Johnson’s ‘Metaphors of Value.'” Center: The Journal of American Architecture and Design 11 (September, 1999), pp. 33-37.
  1. “Free Will and Moral Responsibility: Ancient Disputes, New Themes” (pp. 1-9), “Reply to Fischer and Haji” (pp. 23-28) and Discussion (pp. 28-32). Symposium: “Free Will and Moral Responsibility: Three Recent Views.” Journal of Ethics (2000): pp. 1-91.
  2. “Deontic Acts, Frankfurt-style Cases and ‘Ought’ implies ‘Can” (pp. 38-41) and “Non-constraining Control and the Threat of Social Conditioning” (pp. 76-77). Symposium “Free Will and Moral Responsibility: Three Recent Views.” Journal of Ethics (2000):    pp. 1-91.
  3. “The Dual Regress of Free Will and the Role of Alternative Possibilities.” Philoso­phical Perspectives vol 14. Action and Freedom. (December, 2000): pp. 57-80.
  4. “Free Will: Old Dispute, New Themes.” In L. Bowie, M. Michaels, and R. Solomon (eds.) Twenty Questions: Readings in Philosophy. Forth Worth, TX: Harcourt, Brace. 4th edition, 2000.
  5. “Responsibility, Reactive Attitudes and Free Will: Reflections on Wallace’s Theory.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (Symposium on R. Jay Wallace’s Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments) LXIV, 3 (May, 2002): pp. 694-699.
  6. “L’Incertain et Libre Arbitre.” In L’Homme Devant L’Incertain. Ed. by Ilya Prigogine. Paris: Editions Odile Jacob, 2001: pp. 197-210.
  7. “Incompatibilism, Responsibility and Frankfurt Style Examples.” In M. McKenna and D. Widerker eds.) Freedom, Responsibility and Agency: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2002: pp. 183-194.
  1. “Free Will: Ancient Dispute, New Perspectives.” In Joel Feinberg and R. Shafer-Landau (eds.) Reason and Responsibility Seventh Edition. Harcourt, Brace, 2002: pp. 321-31.
  2. “Some Neglected Pathways in the Free Will Labyrinth.” In R. Kane (ed.) The Oxford Handbook on Free Will Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002: pp. 406-437.
  3. “Free Will: New Directions for an Ancient Problem.” In Free Will. Blackwell Readings in Philosophy. Ed. by Robert Kane. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002: pp. 222-248.
  4. ”Determinism, Indeterminism and Free Will.” In H. Atmanspracher and R. Bishop(eds.) Beyond Chance and Choice: Interdisicplinary Perspectives on Determinism.Thorverten, UK: Imprint Academic, 2002: 263-297.
  1. “Agency, Responsibility and Indeterminism: Reflections on Libertarian Theories of Free Will,” In Freedom and Determinism. Ed. by J. K. Campbell, M. O’Rourke and D. Shier. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2004: pp. 70-88.
  2. “Free Agency and Laws of Nature.” Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (January, 2005): pp. 46-53.
  3. “Incompatibilism.” In Basic Debates in Metaphysics. Edited by John Hawthorne, Ted Sider and Dean Zimmerman. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2007.
  4. “Libertarianism.” In Four Views About Free Will. Ed. by Manuel Vargas. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2007.
  5. “Anselm’s Modal Argument.” In Philosophy of Religion: A Global Approach. Ed. by Stephen H. Phillips. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1996.
  6. “Incompatibilism.” In Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics. Ed. by John Hawthorne, Theodore Sider and Dean W. Zimmerman. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008: 285-302.
  7. “Responses to Fischer, Pereboom and Vargas.” In Four Views About Free Will. Ed. by Manuel Vargas. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2007.
  8. “Free Will: New Directions for an Ancient Problem: A Reply to Allen and Rogers.” Part of a Symposium: Will and Freedom: The Philosphical Work of Robert Kane. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81: 2007: 291-302.
  9. “Three Freedoms, Free Will and Self-formation: A Reply to Levy and Other Critics.” In Essays on Free Will and Moral Responsibility. Ed. by Nick Trakakis and Daniel Cohen. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008: 142-62.
  10. “Libertarianism.” Philosophical Studies 144: 2009: 35-44.
  11. “Responsibility and Free Will in Dworkin’s Justice for Hedgehogs.” Boston University Law Review 90: April, 2010: 611-19
  12. “Free Will and the Dialectic of Selfhood: Can We Make Sense of a Free Will Requiring Ultimate Responsibility?” Ideas y Valores (Columbia, South America). Special Issue edited by Carlos Patarroya. 2009: 25-44.
  13. “Free Will.” (Extended Essay) In A Companion to Metaphysics 2nd Edition. Ed. by Jaeg­won Kim, Ernest Sosa and Gary S. Rosencrantz. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009: 18-28.
  1. “Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom.” Transdisciplinarity in Science and Religion. Vol. 5 (Curtea Veche Editing House, Romania) 2010: 1-14.
  2. “Rethinking Free Will: New Perspectives on an Ancient Problem.” In The Oxford Handbook all Free Will. 2nd Edition. Ed. R. Kane. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011: 381-404.
  3. “Introduction: The Contours of Contemporary Free Will Debates: Part 2.” In The Oxford Handbook all Free Will. 2nd Edition. Ed. R. Kane. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011: 3-35.
  4. “Free Will: New Foundations for an Ancient Problem.” In Derk Pereboom, ed. Free Will. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing, 2009: 268-288
  5. “Free Will: An Achievement over Indeterminacy.” Slate. A Web Magazine. October, 2014.
  6. “Free Will: New Directions.” In Classical Philosophical Questions. Ed. by Robert J. Mulvaney. Boston: Pearson Educational Inc., 2014: 347-62.
  7. “Seven Questions about Free Will.” Methode: Analytic Perspectives. Ed. by Sofia Bonacalzi and Mario De Caro. Vol. 2, #3, 2013.
  8. “The Moral Sphere: Seeking Common Ethical Ground in a Pluralist World.” Milltown Studies. Dublin, Ireland. 2013: 30-50.
  9. “Can a Traditional Libertarian or Incompatibilist Free Will be reconciled with Modern Science? Steps Toward a Positive Answer.” In Is Science Compatible with Free Will? Exploring Free Will and Consciousness in the light of Quantum Physics and Neuro­science. Edited by Antoine Suarez and Peter Adams. New York and Dordrecht: Springer 2013: 255-272.
  10. “Frankfurt-style Examples and Self-forming Actions.” In Free Will and Moral Respon­si­bility. Ed. by Ishtiyaque Haji and Justin Caouette. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013: 58-73.
  11. “Searching for Wisdom about the Good in Theory and Practice: A Response to Metz.” Social Theory and Practice 39: 2 April 2013: 328-342.
  12. “The Intelligibility Question for Free Will: Agency, Choice and Branching Time.” In Thomas Mueller, ed. Nuel Belnap on Indeterminism and Free Action. New York and Dordrecht: Springer 2014: 159-174.
  13. “Acting of One’s Own Free Will: Modern Reflections on an Ancient Philosophical Prob­lem.” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Vol. CXIV London: The Aristo­telian Society, 2014: 35-56.
  14. “Torn Decisions, Luck: and Libertarian Free Will: Comments on Balaguer’s Free Will as an Open Scientific Problem.” Philosophical Studies: 169: 1, 2014: 51-58.
  15. “Quantum Physics, Action and Free Will: How might free will be possible in a quan­tum universe?” In Quantum Physics Meets the Philosophy of Mind. Edited by Anto­nella Corradini and Uwe Meixner. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2014: 163-181.
  16. “Free Will, Mechanism, and Determinism: Comments on Roskies’ ‘ Can Neuroscience Resolve Issues about Free Will?'” In Moral Psychology: Volume 4: Free Will and Moral Responsibility. Ed. by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2014: 127-38.
  17. “New Arguments in Debates on Libertarian Free Will: Responses to Contributors.” In Libertarian Free Will: Contemporary Debates. Ed. by David Palmer. (Festschrift in honor of Robert Kane) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014: 179-214.
  18. “Libertarian Free Will, Rationality, Consciousness and Laws of Nature.” In Liber­ta­rian Free Will and the Law: New Essays. Ed. by Allan McCay and Michael Sevel. (forthcoming)
  19. “Volitional Streams, Dynamic Systems, Indeterminism and Free Will.” Synthese Spe­cial Journal Issue edited by Thomas Mueller (forthcoming)
  20. “Of One’s Own Free Will: Modern Reflections on an Ancient Philosophical Problem.” Logos (A Russian language Journal of the Social Sciences) (forthcoming)
  21. “Moral Responsibility.” The Journal of Ethics. Special 20th Anniversary Issue on Moral Responsibility. Ed. by Angelo Corlett. (forthcoming)



 “Principle of Plenitude,” “Principle of Insufficient Reason,” “Liberum Arbitrium,” and “Book of Life,” “Jacobus Arminius,” “Socinus and Socinianism,” “Charles Renouvier,” “Jules Lequier,” “Ernst Bloch.” (R. Audi, ed.,The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy,  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995, 2013).



Clarke, Randolph. Libertarian Accounts of Free Will. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Mind 115 (April 2006): pp. 606-610.

Hurka, Thomas. The Best Things in Life: A Guide to What Really Matters. Ethics 2013.

Jacobs, Jonathan. Responsibility for Character. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001. Times Literary Supplement. March 15, 2002: 104.

Sobel, J.  Puzzles for the Will. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998. Mind 109 (July 2000): pp. 993-997.

Berofsky, Bernard . Liberation from Self: ATheory of Personal Autonomy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. The Philosophical Review 106 (October, 1997): pp. 599-601

Fischer, J. M. and M. Ravizza. Responsibility and Control: A Theory of Moral Responsibility Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. The Philosophical Quarterly 49 (October, 1999): pp. 543-45.

Zagzebski, Linda. The Problem of Foreknowledge and Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Mind. 105 (July, 1996), 419-421.

Bok, Hilary. Freedom and Responsibility. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998, and J. M. Fischer and M. Ravizza. Responsibility and Control: A Theory of Moral Responsibility Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Times Literary Supplement (August 13, 1999), p. 30

Kevin Magill. Freedom and Experience: Self-determination Without Illusions. London: MacMillan and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997. Philosophical Books 39:3 (July 1998): pp. 166-167.

Ted Honderich. How Free Are We? The Determinism Problem. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993, and Morton White. The Question of Free Will: A Holistic View. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. The Times Higher Education Supplement (London), September, 1994.

Weatherford, Roy. The Implications of Determinism. London: Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 1991. The Philosophical Quarterly (St. Andrews, Scotland) 1993: pp. 387-389.

Klein, M.  Determinism, Blameworthiness and Deprivation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. The Times Literary Supplement (London) September, 1990.

Post, John. Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction, N.Y. Paragon Books, 1991. Teach­ing Philosophy 15:2 (June, 1992): pp. 190-192.

Anglin, S. Free Will and the Christian Faith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991; R. Double, The Non-Reality of Free Will. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990; S. Wolf, Freedom Within Reason. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990; L. Zagzebski, The Problem of Freedom and Foreknowledge. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991,The Times Literary Supplement (London) September, 1991.

Strawson, Galen. Freedom and Belief. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986; International Philosophical Quarterly 30 (1990), 260-2.

Morris, T.  (ed.) The Concept of God.   Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987; Teaching Philosophy 12 (1989), 91-3.

Barrow, T.  Injustice, Inequality and Ethics. Barnes & Noble, London, 1982; Review of Metaphysics 39 (1986), 765-757.

Richman, R.  God, Free Will and Morality. D. Reidel Publishing, 1983; Review of Meta­physics 39 (1985), 374-375.

Thorp, J. Free Will: A Defense Against Neurophysiological Determinism. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982; Review of Metaphysics 36 (1983), 948-950.

A. French, The Scope of Morality. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1980; Review of Metaphysics 36 (1982), 448-449.

G. Norton, Linguistic Frameworks and Ontology. Mouton Publishers, 1977; Review of Mataphysics 33 (1979), 440-441.

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