Augustine on free will

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Stump, Eleonore. (2014). Augustine on free will. In In Meconi, David and Stump, E. (Ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Augustine pp. 166 Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781139178044.014
AuthorsStump, Eleonore
EditorsMeconi, David and Stump, E.
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[Extract] There is an enormous scholarly literature on Augustine’s account of free will, and it is remarkable for the range of views it contains. Historians of philosophy read Augustine on free will so variously that it is sometimes difficult to believe they are reading the same texts. One might suppose that this divergence of views is less a difference of historical opinion about Augustine’s account of the will than a difference of philosophical opinion about the nature of free will. But even scholars who are careful to make explicit what they mean by ‘free will’ still don’t agree about the nature of Augustine’s theory of free will. In my view, the confusing difference of interpretation in the literature arises at least in part because presenting Augustine’s theory of free will adequately requires the application of some philosophical nuances that scholars have not generally brought to bear on his texts.

KeywordsAugustine; free will; theory of free will ; philosophy
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Year01 Jan 2014
Book titleThe Cambridge Companion to Augustine
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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Series Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
ISBN9781107025332
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781139178044.014
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