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Un-Willing: An Inquiry into the Rise of Will's Power and an Attempt to Undo It
by Eva Brann
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; ...moreMore about Eva Brann...