Augustine: A Radically New Notion of a Free Will?

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:
Augustine: A Radically New Notion of a Free Will?

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This chapter presents the text of Michael Frede's speech concerning Augustine's notion of free will. It suggests that Augustine's view is pervasively Stoic but embedded in a Platonist notion of the world. It argues that any claim that Augustine initiated a radically new notion of the will that was inspired by a Judaeo-Christian tradition of thinking about God and the world.

Keywords: Augustine; free will; Stoic; Platonic notion; Judaeo-Christian tradition; God; Michael Frede

Chapter.  7237 words. 

Subjects: Classical Philosophy

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