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A free will : origins of the notion in ancient thought

Author: Michael Frede; A A Long; David Sedley; University of California (Berkeley)
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, cop. 2011.
Series: Sather classical lectures, 68; Sather classical lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 offers an account of the history, the notion of a free will that emerged  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Frede; A A Long; David Sedley; University of California (Berkeley)
ISBN: 9780520272668 0520272668
OCLC Number: 913055398
Description: XIV, 206 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword Editor's Preface Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Aristotle on Choice without a Will Chapter 3. The Emergence of a Notion of Will in Stoicism Chapter 4. Later Platonist and Peripatetic Contributions Chapter 5. The Emergence of a Notion of a Free Will in Stoicism Chapter 6. Platonist and Peripatetic Criticisms and Responses Chapter 7. An Early Christian View on a Free Will: Origen Chapter 8. Reactions to the Stoic Notion of a Free Will: Plotinus Chapter 9. Augustine: A Radically New Notion of a Free Will? Chapter 10. Conclusion Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Sather classical lectures, 68; Sather classical lectures.
Responsibility: by Michael Frede ; edited 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." -- J Read more...

 
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