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A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought

Michael Frede

Halszka Osmolska (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268487
eISBN:
9780520948372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268487.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Where does the notion of free will come from? How and when did it develop, and what did that development involve? In this book's account of the history of this idea, the notion of a free will emerged ... More


Conclusion

Michael Frede

in A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268487
eISBN:
9780520948372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268487.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the emergence of the notion of free will in antiquity. It concludes that the notion of a free will first arises in late Stoicism in ... More


Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy: A Translation of The Heavens

Cleomedes

Lawrence Witmer (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233256
eISBN:
9780520928510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233256.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

At some time around 200 A.D., the Stoic philosopher and teacher Cleomedes delivered a set of lectures on elementary astronomy as part of a complete introduction to Stoicism for his students. The ... More


The Stoics

David Sedley

in Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253643
eISBN:
9780520934368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253643.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Stoicism began around 300 b.c., in the immediate aftermath of Epicureanism's arrival on the scene. It is in many ways the best understood updated version of Socratic philosophy, and the early stoics ... More


Introduction

Michael Frede

in A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268487
eISBN:
9780520948372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268487.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

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 ... More


The Emergence of a Notion of Will in Stoicism

Michael Frede

in A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268487
eISBN:
9780520948372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268487.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter presents the text of Michael Frede's speech concerning the emergence of a notion of will in Stoicism. It explains that the Stoics rejected the partition of the soul because they believed ... More


The Emergence of a Notion of a Free Will in Stoicism

Michael Frede

in A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268487
eISBN:
9780520948372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268487.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter presents the text of Michael Frede's speech concerning the emergence of a notion of free will in Stoicism. It explains that the Stoic definition of freedom states that freedom is a ... More


Narratives and Counternarratives: Discourse and Early Christian Martyr Texts

L. Stephanie Cobb

in Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293359
eISBN:
9780520966642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293359.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter Five contextualizes the claims about the martyrs’ experiences by investigating ways this discourse of painlessness builds upon or resonates with existing discourses. Assertions of ... More


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