Department of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Robert H Kane

Professor EmeritusPhD, Yale

Robert H Kane


  • Phone: 512-573-5099
  • Office: WAG 225
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Campus Mail Code: C3500


Free Will, Moral Responsibility, Ethics, Contemporary Moral Problems, Philosophy of Religion, Mind & Action, Knowledge & Valuation, Ideas & Social Change in the 21st Century, Intro to Philosophy


University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy Emeritus (Ph. D. Yale University) He is 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 (1994), The Significance of Free Will (1996), A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will (2005). 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, chantilly, Virginia). He is generally regarded as one of the world's leading defenders of an incompatibilist and libertarian view of free will. The Significance of Free Will was the first annual winner of the Robert W. Hamilton Faculty Book Award. He has been the recipient of fifteen major teaching awards at the Unviersity of Texas and was named in 1995 as one the first twelve members of the University's Academy of Distinguished Teachers. His latest work on wisdom, values and ethics entitled Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom. is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. Listings: Marquis' Who's Who in the World (Millennial Edition).

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