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Un-Willing: An Inquiry into the Rise of Will's Power and an Attempt to Undo It

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Since ancient times, philosophers have written about "the will." But the will is more than a philosophic and scholarly topic. In our everyday speech, what do we mean when we speak of the "will"? Will-words turn up everywhere in the English language. We make wills. We exert our willpower. We are willful at times but merely willing at others. Above all, will is there a hundr ...more
Paperback, 367 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Paul Dry Books (first published August 12th 2014)
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Eva Brann is a member of the senior faculty at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, where she has taught for over fifty-seven years. Brann holds an M.A. in Classics and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Yale University. She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. Her books include The Ways of Naysaying; What, Then, Is Time?; The World of the Imagination; The Past-Present; Homeric Moments; ...more
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