Kane, Robert

Robert Kane


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Robert Kane (PhD Yale University) is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin.  He is also the author of seven books and sixty articles on the philosophy of mind and action, ethical theory and social ethics, the theory of value and philosophy of religion, inclu­ding Free Will and Values (1985), Through the Moral Maze: Searching for Absolute Values in a Pluralistic World (1994), The Significance of Free Will (1996) and A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will (2005).  He is the Editor of The Ox­ford Handbook of Free Will (2002) among other anthologies and a multiple contri­bu­tor to the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy.  His lecture series, The Quest for Mea­ning: Va­lues, Ethics and the Modern Experience, appears in The Great Courses on Tape Series (The Teaching Company).  The Significance of Free Will was the first annual winner of the Robert W. Hamilton Faculty Book Award.  The recipient of fifteen major teaching awards, Professor Kane was named in 1995 an inaugural member of the Univer­si­ty of Texas’ Aca­demy of Distinguished Teachers.  His latest work is a recently comple­ted manuscript on wisdom, values and ethics entitled Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom.  Listings: Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World (Millennial Edition).