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Introduction

Michael Frede

in A Free Will

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268487
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948372 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268487.003.0001
Introduction

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This book is an edited version of the six lectures Michael Frede delivered as the eighty-fourth Sather Professor of Classical Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, during the fall semester of 1997–98. It retraces our steps to determine what purpose the notion of a free will was originally supposed to serve, how it was supposed to help our understanding and evaluates whether it was flawed right from its beginnings, as we might now see in hindsight. It investigates how the notion of a specific and actual will first emerged in Stoicism.

Keywords: free will; Michael Frede; Stoicism; University of California; Berkeley; lectures

Chapter.  6203 words. 

Subjects: Classical Philosophy

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