A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought by Michael Frede,A. A. Long,David Sedley

By Michael Frede,A. A. Long,David Sedley

the place does the suggestion of unfastened will come from? How and while did it improve, and what did that improvement contain? In Michael Frede's extensively new account of the heritage of this concept, the inspiration of a unfastened will emerged from robust assumptions concerning the relation among divine windfall, correctness of person selection, and self-enslavement as a result of wrong selection. Anchoring his dialogue in Stoicism, Frede starts with Aristotle--who, he argues, had no concept of a loose will--and ends with Augustine. Frede indicates that Augustine, faraway from originating the assumption (as is frequently claimed), derived such a lot of his considering it from the Stoicism built by way of Epictetus.

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