Epicurus on Freedom
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BeschreibungIn this book, Tim O'Keefe reconstructs the philosopher Epicurus' theory of freedom.
InhaltsverzeichnisAcknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. What sort of an incompatibilist is Epicurus?; 2. Lucretius on the swerve and Voluntas; 3. Aristotle and Epicurus on the origins of character and action; 4. Epicurus' reductionalist response to democritean fatalism; 5. The swerve and collisions; 6. The swerve and fate; Epilogue: Epicurus and the invention of libertarian free will; Appendix: Some texts; References; Index.
PortraitTim O'Keefe is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgia State University. Since 2001 he has been the Ancient Philosophy Area Editor for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Pressestimmen'The book makes an important contribution to scholarship and deserves to be read carefully by all who work in this field.' British Journal of the History of Philosophy '... a benchmark for everyone who wants to become familiar with the arguments and wants to develop them further. It is bound to play a fundamental role in current debates about the problem of free will and determinism in Epicurean philosophy.' Rhizai
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 186 Seiten