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Origins of the Notion of Free Will in Ancient Thought

(Original title: Pôvod pojmu slobodnej vôle v antickom myslení)
Filozofia, 2011, vol. 66, No 9, pp. 928-934.
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The paper deals with free will as discussed in the recent book of Michael Frede A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought. Besides a close view on the structure of Fredes’s main ideas and arguments, the paper aims to provide a critical discussion of Frede’s view of St. Augustine’s contribution to the development of the notion of free will. This would enable us to explore and re-think the historical and philosophical conditions of the rise of the notion of free will in ancient thought.

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