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By Tim O'Keefe

during this 2005 e-book, Tim O'Keefe reconstructs the speculation of freedom of the traditional Greek thinker Epicurus (341–271/0 BCE). Epicurus' concept has attracted a lot curiosity, yet our makes an attempt to appreciate it were hampered by means of interpreting it anachronistically because the discovery of the trendy challenge of unfastened will and determinism. O'Keefe argues that one of these freedom which Epicurus desired to protect is considerably diverse from the 'free will' which philosophers debate at the present time, and that during its emphasis on rational motion it has a lot nearer affinities with Aristotle's notion than with present preoccupations. His unique and provocative publication may be of curiosity to quite a lot of readers in Hellenistic philosophy.

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