Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Elbow Room

by Daniel Dennett

  • ISBN: 9780262540421
  • ISBN10: 0262540428

Elbow Room

by Daniel Dennett

  • List Price: $28.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/1984
  • ISBN: 9780262540421
  • ISBN10: 0262540428
used Add to Cart $4.21
You save: 85%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $46.94
Marketplace Item
Description: Anyone who has wondered if free will is just an illusion or has asked 'could I have chosen otherwise?' after performing some rash deed will find this book an absorbing discussion of an endlessly fascinating subject. Daniel Dennett, whose previous books include "Brainstorms and (with Douglas Hofstadter) "The Mind's I, tackles the free will problem in a highly original and witty manner, drawing on the theories and concepts of several fields usually ignored by philosophers; not just physics and evolutionary biology, but engineering, automata theory, and artificial intelligence.

In "Elbow Room, Dennett shows how the classical formulations of the problem in philosophy depend on misuses of imagination, and he disentangles the philosophical problems of real interest from the "family of anxieties' they get enmeshed in - imaginary agents, bogeymen, and dire prospects that seem to threaten our freedom. Putting sociobiology in its rightful place, he concludes that we can have free will and science too.

"Elbow Room begins by showing how we can be "moved by reasons" without being exempt from physical causation. It goes on to analyze concepts of control and self-control-concepts often skimped by philosophers but which are central to the questions of free will and determinism. A chapter on "self-made selves" discusses the idea of self or agent to see how it can be kept from disappearing under the onslaught of science. Dennett then sees what can be made of the notion of acting under the idea of freedomdoes the elbow room we think we have really exist? What is an opportunity, and how can anything in our futures be "up to us"? He investigates the meaning of"can" and "could have done otherwise, " and asks why we want free will in the first place.

We are wise, Dennett notes, to want free will, but that in itself raises a host of questions about responsibility. In a final chapter, he takes up the problem of how anyone can ever be guilty, and what the rationale is for holding people responsible and even, on occasion, punishing them.

Daniel C. Dennett is Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. "Elbow Room is an expanded version of the John Locke Lectures which he gave at Oxford University in 1983.

A Bradford Book.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: HPB Inc.
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.21
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Ruby
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Half Price Books Inc
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Adsrus Media
Location: Des Moines, IA
Condition: Good
Cover and corner wear. There are no marks on the pages...
Price:
$4.78
Comments:
Cover and corner wear. There are no marks on the pages...
Seller: Archives Books
Location: Edmond, OK
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
No markings. Historic Oklahoma Bookstore on Route 66. Packages shipped daily, M-F (**due to pandemic orders processed wearing masks/gloves**)
Price:
$5.57
Comments:
No markings. Historic Oklahoma Bookstore on Route 66. Packages shipped daily, M-F (**due to pandemic orders processed wearing masks/gloves**)
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Condition: Acceptable
Reading copy only-Damaged /worn /marked copy. May be ex-libris. Standard-sized.
Price:
$5.60
Comments:
Reading copy only-Damaged /worn /marked copy. May be ex-libris. Standard-sized.
Seller: HPB-Ohio
Location: Columbus, OH
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and
[...]
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and
[...]
Seller: HPB Inc.
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: dftp
Location: dayton, OH Ask seller a question
Condition: Acceptable
<>-Acceptable Condition - Book may have excessive writing or highlighting
[...]
Price:
$5.99
Comments:
<>-Acceptable Condition - Book may have excessive writing or highlighting
[...]
Seller: Cheryls-Books
Location: Vinemont, AL
Condition: Acceptable
Nice copy, but does have heavy underlining and notation on the first 15 pages.
Price:
$6.73
Comments:
Nice copy, but does have heavy underlining and notation on the first 15 pages.
Seller: BookReadingInc
Location: Cerritos, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Acceptable
Used-Acceptable: A readable copy. Full of highlighting, marking and writing, Access codes and supplements are not included.
Price:
$7.01
Comments:
Used-Acceptable: A readable copy. Full of highlighting, marking and writing, Access codes and supplements are not included.
Seller: readmybooks
Location: Artesia, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Acceptable
IMP: Acceptable- Do not include ACCESS CODE, CD-ROM or companion materials
[...]
Price:
$7.05
Comments:
IMP: Acceptable- Do not include ACCESS CODE, CD-ROM or companion materials
[...]
Seller: BookReadingInc
Location: Cerritos, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Used -Good : Contain highlighting, handwriting or underlining throughout the book, Access codes and supplements are not included.
Price:
$7.12
Comments:
Used -Good : Contain highlighting, handwriting or underlining throughout the book, Access codes and supplements are not included.
Seller: readmybooks
Location: Artesia, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
IMP: Used Good- Used items do not include CD-ROM, ACCESS CODE or companion
[...]
Price:
$7.15
Comments:
IMP: Used Good- Used items do not include CD-ROM, ACCESS CODE or companion
[...]
Seller: Books of Texas
Location: New York City, NY
Condition: Good
[NB_92 JAN31T6 AL1] has edge wear/bumped corners, w marks/notations on some pages. tight and sturdy reading copy.
Price:
$8.95
Comments:
[NB_92 JAN31T6 AL1] has edge wear/bumped corners, w marks/notations on some pages. tight and sturdy reading copy.
Seller: sequiturbooks
Location: Boonsboro, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Like New
Softcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Light wear.
Price:
$9.95
Comments:
Softcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Light wear.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$10.82
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Sequitur Books
Location: Boonsboro, MD
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Softcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Light wear.
Price:
$11.20
Comments:
Softcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Light wear.
Seller: Solr Books
Location: Skokie, IL
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Price:
$11.21
Comments:
Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Seller: HPB-Movies
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$11.23
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: J. Hood, Booksellers, Inc.
Location: Baldwin City, KS
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
248pp.
Price:
$16.87
Comments:
248pp.
Seller: One Stop Shop Bookstore
Location: Memphis, TN
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$24.75
Comments:
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$46.94
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).