Sir Anthony Kenny, former Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford, is one of Britain's most distinguished academic figures. He has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, Oxford, Chairman of the Board of the British Library, and President of the British Academy. He is a much acclaimed expert in classical philosophy and has a keen interest in the nature of human action and freewill. He participated in the Glasgow Centenary Gifford Lectures lecturing on ‘The Kingdom of the Mind’. These Gifford Lectures, edited by Neil Spurway, were published as Humanity, Environment and God.
Of Sir Kenny’s over forty books on matters historical and philosophical are Action, Emotion and Will (1963), Descartes: A Study of His Philosophy (1968), Wittgenstein (1973), Freewill and Responsibility (1978), Faith and Reason (1983), Reason and Religion: Essays in Philosophical Theology (1987), Aquinas on Mind (1993), The Oxford History of Western Philosophy (1994) and The Unknown God: Agnostic Essays (2004).