of and links to everything on the
DETERMINISM AND FREEDOM PHILOSOPHY WEBSITE
and also the
TED HONDERICH WEBSITE
Titles by themselves without an author's name are of
publications by Ted Honderich. To look through the writings on some
search for one of these: determinism and freedom, consciousness,
humanity, terror, Radical Externalism (or Consciousness as
Existence). The determinism and freedom entries are also listed in
categories on The
Freedom Philosophy Website.
Terror, Chapter 1 of a
prompted by September 11, about that day,
other terrorism, ourselves, our counter-attack, and what to do.
the Terror, The Fall and Rise of a Book in Germany: A Brief Account
and Guide to Further Reading. On a large controversy beginning with
accusation of anti-Semitism. See
also various items below.
Terror, accusation of
anti-semitism by Micha Brumlik.
After the Terror, I Have Not Changed My Mind, in English. Also in German.
After the Terror, A Book and Further Thoughts, a paper for various occasions in America and Britain around September 11, 2002, subsequently published in The Journal of Ethics, 2003.
After the Terror, Palestinian Terrorism, Morality, and Germany, a lecture to the University of Leipzig, subsequently published in the journal Rechtsphilosophische Hefte, 2004. Also summarized in English and summarized in German.
Terror, Nick Cohen interview in the New Statesman.
After the Terror, Philosopher in the Trenches, Paul de Rooij interview, in CounterPunch.Oxfam UK, £5000, Neo-Zionism, After the Terror, and Medical Aid for Palestinians
the Terror, Purves, Libby,
Robust Reply to Bullying, The
Times, March 2005.
the Terror, Richard Wolin article,
Suicide Bombings Morally Defensible? Chronicle of Higher
the Terror, reply to Wolin by Honderich, Chronicle of Higher Education.
the Terror, various judgements
After the Terror, Worse than Moelleman? An interview in the wrong place.
Anomalous Monism and the Champion of Mauve. The end of one dispute in the philosophy of mind and consciousness. About Donald Davidson's Identity Theory and its epiphenomenalism.
The Arab Spring, Our Air War in Libya, and What Is To Be Done in England and America -- a conversation with Tariq Ali
Ayer, A. J., review of A Theory of Determinism: The Mind,
Neuroscience, and Life-hopes, and a reply on determinism and
freedom by Honderich.
A. J. Ayer and the
of His Philosophy. Honderich's judgement, to be compared with
below by Anthony Quinton.
1910-1989 by Anthony Quinton.
To be compared with the judgement
Bailes, Jon, & Cihan Aksan, Humanity and Terror: An Interview with Ted Honderich
Bailes, John, & Cihan Aksan, interview with Ted Honderich for the book Weapons of the Strong: Conversations on U.S. State Terrorism, 2012.
Beckermann, Ansgar on determinism and freedom, Free Will in a Natural Order of the World
Being Aware of This Place You're In, the idea of Radical Externalism or Consciousness as Existence turning up in some journalism.
Being Conscious -- From Metaphors to Theory. A lecture in Hay-on-Wye, 2011
Being Conscious is
Something's Being Actual -- What and How? audience handout for
lecture in the Ruhr University Bochum
as Moralist, The Independent
Blair about equality, Yes, Tony's Talking that Equality Talk.letter on him to the Editor of The Independent after his exoneration with respect to the Iraq War by the Butler Inquiry.
Blair on Decency, Right and Wrong, the Media, and So On.
Bramhall, John, The Pretty Freedom of Thomas Hobbes that Goes with
Necessity.The 17th Century start of the long dispute about determinism and freedom.
Brumlik, Mischa, accusation of anti-semitism against After the Terror, English translation.
Byrnes, Sholto, Thunder at the Garrick Club. 'The truth is noisy, and nobody propounds it more vehemently than the political philosopher Ted Honderich. Sholto Byrnes finds out how he managed to offend the Hampstead set - and what's wrong with Tony Blair.' The Independent, May 2005.
Alternatives New thinking on determinism and freedom and 'could
have done otherwise'.
Noam, Reshaping History,
clear thinking and clear remembering on the history of the Palestinian
struggle, its negotations, and terrorism.
Cockburn, Alexander, World-Famous
Philosopher Hit With Anti-Semite Slur in Germany; Habermas and Suhrkamp
Cut and Run
Cohen, Nick, Time Out with Nick Cohen, This Week Ted
Honderich, New Statesman.
Cohen, Nick, comment by Joy LoDico on his article in The Independent on Sunday.
Nick, reflections on his New Statesman article by its subject.
Nick, reply to him, New Statesman
Nick, and David Aaronovitch, comments on their endeavours, Justice
Demands It, Guardian
Consciousness and Inner
Tubes, a review
of David Papineau's physicalist book on consciousness and the mind.
Consciousness as Existence, 1st of 5 papers
on the theme of Consciousness as Existence or Radical Externalism with
respect to perceptual and other consciousness. All 5 papers, revised,
are in On
Consciousness (Edinburgh & Pittsburg University Presses,
2004) along with
related and supporting pieces.
Consciousness as Existence Again, 2nd paper
on the above theme, with corrections of the first.
Is Something's Being Actual. 2009 lectures video and handout.
Consciousness -- Perceptual, Reflective, and Affective, 4th paper on the above theme.
Consciousness as Existence, Devout Physicalism, Spiritualism, 5th paper on the above theme.
Consequentialism, Moralities of Concern, and
Selfishness, a paper against agent-relative moralities and the
like, and for the Principle of Humanity.
Conservatism: Burke, Nozick, Bush, Blair?,
opening chapter of the revised and enlarged earlier book on
conservatism, now partly about the New
Labour Party and Blair.
Consolations Dropped From a Book, or the
Philosophy of Life.
Daniel, review of A Theory of Determinism: The Mind
Neuroscience, and Life-Hopes, and replies by Ted Honderich.
Daniel & Christopher
Taylor, Who's Afraid of
-- Rethinking Causes and Possibilities, on determinism and
de Rooij, Paulo Why Honderich Is Wrong on All Counts. A vigorous response to On Being Persona Non-Grata to Some Palestinians Too, and Some Moral Philosophy.
Determinism's Consequences -- the
Mistakes of Compatibilism and
Compatibilism and Incompatibilism Both False, the Real Problem,
paper on determinism and freedom for The Oxford Handbook of Free
Will, ed. Robert Kane.
Doing Philosophy with the Ayatollahs, report on a conference in Iran, and Zam-Zam being better than Coca-Cola.
Double, Richard, Misdirection in the Philosophy of Mind. Thoughts by a philosophical free spirit.
Double, Richard, The Moral Hardness of Libertarianism.
Doyle, Bob, Ted Honderich's Determinism
Earman, John, Determinism: What We Have Learned and What We Still Don't Know. As good an answer as exists to the question of the implications of physics old and new for determinism?
Determinism, Neither Compatibilism Nor Incompatibilism, Consciousness.
Paper for Robert Kane's second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Free
-- see What Equality Is Not and What Equality Comes to -- The Principle of
libre? Le problème du déterminisme
The Farce of Fairness -- thoughts on
liberalism and conservatism, and a coalition government
J. M. & M. Ravizza, Morally
Without a Freedom.
Foot, Michael, review of Honderich's Conservatism.
Possibilities and Moral Responsibility. On determinism and freedom.
Free Will and Determinism: Compatibilism,
Incompatibilism, and the Smart Aleck
Functionalism, Identity Theories, the Union
Theory Arguments against Functionalism and some Identity
Theories, and a
defence of the Union Theory.
Chaim, The Palestinian Right of
and the Justice of Zionism. An Israeli view.
Jonathan, a review of
The Supposed Justifications.
Going Down the Third Way in Politics On the
New Labour Party.
Good Enough? A review of Simon Blackburn's Being Good.
Great Philosophers from Socrates to
of Ray Monk & Frederic Raphael, eds., The Great Philosophers
from Socrates to Turing.
Hampstead: Goodbye to All That On happily and offensively leaving London's Greenwich Village for Somerset.
Barbara Schopenhauer on Freedom
the Will -- his actual thoughts and how good they were.
Barbara review in Mind of Honderich, On Consciousness
Alon, Whose Home Is It --
on the Palestinians' Interests in Return. An Israeli view.
Hierarchic Democracy and the Necessity of Mass Civil Disobedience Some agnostic philosophy about political violence recanted, at least for a time.
Hobbes, Thomas Cause Itself, Determinism, and their Compatibility with Determinism -- a beginning of a lot of modern philosophy.
Thomas Entire Causes and their
Honderich, McGinn, Strohminger -- starting with a review of a book on consciousness, a little academic drama very thrilling in the end.
How Free Are You? The Determinism Problem,
Chapters 8 and 9.
How Free Are You? The Determinism Problem,
Chapter 12 of the 2nd edition
of this book.
libre? Le problème du déterminisme
Hay-on-Wye, Terrorisms, Wars, The New Teletubbies. A long essay in anticipation of an even at the Hay festival HowTheLightGetsIn.
Humanity, The Principle of, Stated and Defended -- a recent exposition.
Humanity, The Principle of -- the original exposition of what seems to be the fundamental moral principle.
Humanity, The Principle of, and the Principle of
Utility A contribution to a book of essays in honour of Timothy
Humanity, Terrorism, Terrorist War
-- part of the German translation.
Humanity, Terrorism and War -- an interview with Ted Honderich by Donal Kitt.
Humanity, Terrorisms in Palestine,
Innocent Victims, a reply to Tamar Meisels.
Humanity, Terrorisms, Terrorist Wars, a recording of a talk by Ted Honderich and a discussion in Cambridge in 2010.
Hume, David, Causal Connection is Constant Conjunction. The most influential account of causation in the history of philosophy?
Hume, David, The Obviousness of the Truth of Determinism.
David, Our Freedom Reconciled with
Intentionality, The End of it In
Perceptual Consciousness. A paper from the book On Consciousness.
Ted Honderich in The Third Estate, by Daniel Swain and Lorna Finlayson.
'Israel has the right to exist'.
Speech to the Oxford Union in favour of the motion, and also another
'Israel has the right to exist'.
A note on crossing the floor of the Oxford Union debating chamber.
has the right to exist'. an article
in Cherwell by Katherine Hall & Sangwon Yoon.
Is the Mind Ahead of the Brain? -- Benjamin Libet's
Kane, Robert Reflections on Free Will, Determinism and Indeterminism. The leading expositor of traditional free will.
Determinism in a Way
and also Indeterminism, and for
Knobe, Joshua, and others, Is Free Will A Cultural Universal?
Keith Freedom and the Power of
Preference. The doctrine of compatibilism renewed.
Letter to The Guardian on Palestine Terrorism -- and Further Reading: The Jerusalem Post article on The Guardian and the letter.
Benjamin Subjective Antedating of a
Sensory Experience and Mind-Brain Theories: Reply to Honderich. 2nd
round of philosophy v. atypical neuroscience.
Liberalism's True Nature and its Future. A piece of journalism.
Links to Other Philosophical Websites -- not up to date.
-- Ted Honderich and the Newspaper LondonStudent
Manzotti, Riccardo Consciousness and Existence as a Process. One of the Radical Externalist Theories about consciousness.
Mass Civil Disobedience Is the Answer for Today. An interview by Chronis Polychroniou in Greek newspaper.
McCall, Storrs, Controlled Indeterminist Processes in Action Theory.
McCann, Hugh J., Agency, Control and Causation.
McGinn on Honderich a review by Colin McGinn in the Philosophical Review of Ted Honderich's book On Consciousness
McGinn -- Reply to him by Honderich
McGinn's Rejoinder to Honderich's Reply
McGinn According to Ted Honderich
Honderich Versus McGinn by J. Andrew Ross, Journal of Consciousness Studies
McGinn & Honderich -- Four Newspaper Stories, a Letter to an Editor, and Another Report
Ted Honderich, Persona Non Grata, by Brian Leiter
McKenna, Michael, Ultimacy and Sweet Jane -- further defences of Compatibilism.
Meaning of Life -- see Consolations Dropped From a Book.
Meisels, Tamar, The Trouble With Terror: The Apologetics of Terrorism -- A Refutation
Ewe, Consciousness and Freedom.
Different thoughts from the University of Regensburg.
Alfred, Agnostic Autonomism
on a little from the old stuff.
Millenium's Philosophy of Mind Some
journalism for The Official Commemorative Album for the
Mind and Brain Explanation
An examination of traditional and still orthodox theories of how
conscious events come about.
Mind Brain Connection
An examination of traditional and still orthodox theories of how
consciousness is related to the brain.
Mind the Guff: John Searle's
Thinking on Consciousness and Free Will Examined
Money, Democracy, Illusions, What
Can Be Done, for a speech to the Oxford Union, 29 January 2010.
Morality: Consequentialism, Moralities of Concern, & Selfishness A clarification and defence of consequentialism. Against pious and common philosophical views.
Nagel, Thomas Freedom and the View from Nowhere Consequences of determinism, and need for new thinking.
New Labour, New Language? Review
of Norman Fairclough's book of the same title.
Shaun, Folk Intuitions on Free Will
Shaun and Joshua Kobe, Moral
Responsibility and Determinism: The Cognitive Science of Folk Intuitions
Occupy London: A Talk on Humanity, Conservatism, Desert, Two Freedoms, Near-Determinism, Inhumanity, Resistance, the St. Paul's Cathedral Occupation 28 Nov 2011
Felix, Honderich on Terrorism,
book Violence, Victims,
Justifications, edited by O'Murchadha.
On Consciousness, review of
the Honderich book in Mind
by Barbara Hannan.
On Consciousness, review of
the Honderich book in Journal
of Consciousness Studies by Paavo
On Libet: Is the Mind Ahead of the Brain? Behind
It? Enlargement, updating and revision in On Consciousness of older
Other Writings Journalistic philosophy etc.
Palestinian Terrorism, Morality, and Germany, a lecture to the University of Leipzig, subsequently published in the journal Rechtsphilosophische Hefte, 2004. Also summarized in English and summarized in German.
"Palestinians Have a Moral Right
to Terrorism", Independent,
2 Nov 2006
review of by T.H. -- see Consciousness
and Inner Tubes.
Roger & Ted Honderich on the
subject of consciousness -- BBC In Our Time programme
chaired by Melvyn Bragg.
Reflective and Affective Consciousness as Existence 4th part of a
campaign. See also On Consciousness.
Pereboom, Derk Meaning in Life Without Free Will. A firm determinism.
Philosopher: A Kind of Life. Opening sections of a philosophical autobiography.
Philosopher: A Kind of Life. First
reviews of the book, and the author's reviews of them, and two
Philosopher: A Kind of Life,
a discussion by Catherine Wilson.
Philosophy's Being Dead -- a few lines of letter to an editor about an editorial in The Guardian, 2012.
Photos of Ted Honderich
Polychoniou, Chronis, interview with Ted Honderich
Postscript to a German Book-Banning -- A Reply to the Absent Professor Brumlik
Powell, Enoch, review of Honderich's Conservatism.
Priest, Stephen, Radical Internalism, a paper in Radical Externalism: Honderich's Theory of Consciousness Discussed, with a reply to Priest by Honderich
Principle of Humanity -- see Humanity, Principle of
Punishment: Supposed Mixed Justifications by H.L.A. Hart, Nozick, Duff
a chapter from The Supposed Justifications of Punishment Revisited (Pluto Press, 2005/6)
Punishment, the Principle of Humanity and the
Death Penalty. A lecture to a conference at the Catholic University
Libby, The Robust Reply to
see After the
A Quick Tour
of Causation, Probabilistic Causation, Determinism, and Freedom --
summary of a
Paris talk. There is also a French
version of the talk.
Mads, Between Billiard Tables and Terror: Ted Honderich
the Danish newspaper Information -- the unshortened version.
Radical Externalism: Honderich's Theory
of Consciousness Discussed -- excerpts from all the papers in the
Searle and Property Dualism, originally titled Consciousness, Neural Functionalism, Subjectivity, a paper against Functionalism and
alternative of biological
Friends of Terror and No Excuses for Terror, a look by Ted
Honderich at his own programme and the responding one the following
week by David Aaronovitch in the Don't
Get Me Started Series, with
transcripts of the programmes.
The Real Friends of Terror and the Aaronovitch programme, thoughts by Richard Ingrams
Friends of Terror, Justice
Demands It, a response by Ted Honderich to the David Aaronovitch
television programme and a Nick Cohen article.
Friends of Terror, The, reviews
Right and Wrong, and Palestine, 9/11,
Iraq, 7/7... Sample sections from this new book. British title: Humanity, Terrorism, Terrorist
War: Palestine, 9/11, Iraq, 7/7....
Honderich & McGinn Reviewed
Gottfried, The Significance of
Will. Reflections on determinism and freedom as involving the
Seeing Things, the 6th paper in the
book On Consciousness, a last stage on the way to the theory of Radical
Externalism about perceptual consciousness.
Paul, Honderich's Radical
Externalisms, a paper in Radical Externalism: Honderich's Theory of
Consciousness Discussed, with a reply to Snowdon by Honderich.
Ulrich, A Third Concept
Freedom of the Will. New German Thinking.
Saul, Free Will,
Dualism, and the Centrality of Illusion. Another departure from the
cart-tracks of Compatibilism and Incompatibilism.
Statman, Daniel, Targeted Killing. On a response to terrorism.
Strawson, Galen, Free Will. A survey of determinism and freedom containing the idea that determinism doesn't matter because if it's false there still can't be free will.
P. F., Freedom and Resentment.
A seminal paper on determinism and freedom by the philosopher's
David, The Ethics of
Resistance. review of Humanity,
Terrorism, Terrorist War / Right
and Wrong, and Palestine, 9/11, Iraq, 7/7...
Christopher & Daniel
Dennett on determinism and freedom, Who's Afraid of
Determinism? -- Rethinking Causes and Possibilities
Television programmes related to the book Humanity, Terrorism, Terrorist War. See above The Real Friends of Terror.
Terrorism for Humanity. A paper -- third
Terrorism for Humanity: Inquiries in
Political Philosophy. The introduction to the book and its
chapter 'Doctrines and Commitments, and Four Conclusions About
Terrorism for Humanity'.
in Palestine, paper from the book containing comments on the paper,
Palestine and Terrorism, ed. Stephen Law (Continuum).
Terrorisms in Palestine, A
Principle for Judging Them, Definitions, Killing Innocents -- a
reply to Georg Meggle
Terrorisms, Terrorist Wars: A
Philosophical Perspective -- audience hand-out for a lecture at the
University of Muenster. See also A
Lecture Cancelled at the University of Muenster on Terrorism and the
Principle of Humanity. Also a German translation.
Terrorisms, Terrorist Wars: A Philosophical Perspective -- audience hand-out for a lecture given at Dresden University
Theory of Descriptions, On A vindication of Bertrand Russell against the objections of P. F. Strawson. A paper to The Aristotelian Society.
Third Way in Politics, Maybe the Garden
Path. Journalism on the New Labour Party and Blair.
Thought for the Day by Ted Honderich
Time -- What is Real About It? On our
two conceptions of the nature of time -- in terms of earlier and later
past and future events.
Outside the Head.
van Inwagen, Peter, The Mystery of Metaphysical Freedom. On determinism and freedom by Incompatibilism's best defender.
Inwagen, Peter, Van Inwagen on
An exercise in recollection and self-reflection on the subject of
determinism and freedom.
Manuel, The Revisionist's Guide to
Responsibility. The determinism and freedom scene after
compatibilism and incompatibilism.
Vargas, Manuel, The Revisionist Turn: A Brief History of Recent
Work on Free Will.
What Equality is Not, a survey of
ideas of equality, and a preface to something else -- the Principle of
What Equality Comes To -- The Principle of
Humanity. One short exposition of a fundamental principle. See also
The Principle of Humanity.
John, review of Punishment: The
Supposed Justifications Revisited
Bernard, a review of his
book Truth and
Defensible? On the After the
Terror controversy in Germany.
Wolin, reply to by Ted Honderich, Are Suicide-Bombings Morally Defensible?
Yes, Tony's Talking that Equality Talk.
On Blair near the beginning of his crusade.
You Gotta Read It, review
of John Searle's Mind, Language and Society.