Ted Honderich on Consciousness, Determinism, and Humanity

  • Gregg D. Caruso

Part of the Philosophers in Depth book series (PID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ted Honderich
    Pages 1-29
  3. Consciousness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Noam Chomsky
      Pages 33-46
    3. Paul Snowdon
      Pages 47-64
    4. Alastair Hannay
      Pages 65-78
    5. Barbara Gail Montero
      Pages 79-87
    6. Barry C. Smith
      Pages 89-110
    7. Ted Honderich
      Pages 111-139
  4. Determinism and Freedom

  5. Right and Wrong, Humanity, and Terrorism

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 339-349

About this book


This fascinating collection assembles leading philosophers of mind, metaphysics and morals to examine the impact of the work of Ted Honderich, Grote Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London, UK. The insightful analyses are accompanied by replies from Ted Honderich himself, providing the most comprehensive critical treatment of his accomplishments to date.

The essays focus on three major areas of Honderich’s work: his theory of actual consciousness; his extensive and ground-breaking work on determinism and freedom; and his views on right and wrong, including his Principle of Humanity and his writings on terrorism. This volume is essential reading for all scholars interested in the work of Ted Honderich, and in the debates surrounding the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, free will and moral responsibility, and social and political philosophy.


Consciousness Determinism Terrorism Moral philosophy Metaphysics Agency Free will Punishment Social philosophy Political philosophy Mind Ted Honderich Noam Chomsky

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregg D. Caruso
    • 1
  1. 1.Corning Community CollegeCorning, NYUSA

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