A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought (review)

Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2):292-293 (2012)
Abstract
Much of chapters 2 to 6 is in agreement with publications from the last twenty years (including those of the reviewer); so for example Frede’s points that neither Aristotle nor the Stoics had a notion of free-will; that in Epictetus (for the first time) the notions of freedom and will were combined; that an indeterminist notion of free-will occurs first in Alexander. The achievement of these chapters lies in the way Frede carefully joins them together and uses them as a basis for some substantive criticism and rewriting of the history of free-will regarding late antique Pagan and Christian authors, in particular Plotinus, Origen and Augustine.
Keywords free will  freedom  Aristotle  Stoics  early Christian philosophy  Epictetus  Augustine  Plotinus
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