Robert H Kane
Robert Kane is University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and Professor of Law at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of eight books and many articles, concerning human nature and action, free will and responsibility, ethics and values in a modern pluralist world, and the implications of these topics for social ethics, political philosophy, law and religion. His books include "Free Will and Values"(1985), "Through the Moral Maze: Searching for Absolute Values in a Pluralistic World" (1993), "The Significance of Free Will" (1996) and "Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom" (2010). He is also editor of several anthologies, including "The Oxford Handbook of Free Will" (2002, 2011) and is 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. He is known internationally for his defense of a traditional nondeterminist view of free will and for his attempt to reconcile such a view with modern science and to spell out its implications for ethics, values, politics and law. "The Significance of Free Will" was the first annual winner of the Robert W. Hamilton Faculty Book Award. He has been the recipient of seventeen major teaching awards at the University of Texas and was named, in 1995, one of the first 12 members of the University's Academy of Distinguished Teachers