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Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 November 2020

Tobias Hoffmann
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The Catholic University of America, Washington DC
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The introduction does the following: it lays out the scope and argument of the book; it explains different senses of free will, a broad sense, which does not presuppose the ability to do otherwise, and a narrow sense, which does presuppose it; it presents broad definitions of historiographical labels: intellectualism and voluntarism, which respectively refer to theories that explain free agency mainly with reference to the intellect or the will; it summarizes the commonly accepted narrative of the fall of the angels, of which medieval thinkers discuss particular aspects in connection to free will; and it presents a brief chapter outline.

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Print publication year: 2020

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  • Introduction
  • Tobias Hoffmann, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC
  • Book: Free Will and the Rebel Angels in Medieval Philosophy
  • Online publication: 26 November 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316652886.001
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  • Introduction
  • Tobias Hoffmann, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC
  • Book: Free Will and the Rebel Angels in Medieval Philosophy
  • Online publication: 26 November 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316652886.001
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  • Introduction
  • Tobias Hoffmann, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC
  • Book: Free Will and the Rebel Angels in Medieval Philosophy
  • Online publication: 26 November 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316652886.001
Available formats
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