Chapter

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268487.003.0009
Augustine: A Radically New Notion of a Free Will?

Show Summary Details

Preview

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

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.