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A free will : origins of the notion in ancient thought

Author: Michael Frede
Publisher: Berkeley [u.a.] : Univ. of California Press, 2011.
Series: Sather classical lectures, 68.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication
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Where does the notion of free will come from? How and when did it develop, and what did that development involve? This title states that the notion of a free will emerged from powerful assumptions  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Frede
ISBN: 9780520268487 0520268482 9780520272668 0520272668
OCLC Number: 729978942
Notes: "An edited version of the six lectures Michael Frede delivered as the 84th Sather Professor of Classical Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Fall semester of 1997/98"--Pref.
Description: XIV, 206 S.
Contents: Aristotle on choice without a will --
The emergence of a notion of will in Stoicism --
Later Platonist and Peripatetic contributions --
The emergence of a notion of a free will in Stoicism --
Platonist and Peripatetic criticisms and responses --
An early Christian view on a free will : Origen --
Reactions to the Stoic notion of a free will : Plotinus --
Augustine : a radically new notion of a free will?
Series Title: Sather classical lectures, 68.
Responsibility: by Michael Frede, ed. by A.A. Long ; with a foreword by David Sedley.

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"In this posthumously published volume, comprising lectures delivered in Berkeley in fall 1997, Frede reflects on the concept of a free will in ancient thought." "Summing Up: Highly recommended." -- Read more...

 
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