Series | Lexis Supplements
Volume 5 | Edited book | Paradeigmata voluntatis

Paradeigmata voluntatis

At the Origin of the Modern Conception of Will
open access | peer reviewed
    edited by
  • Elisabetta Cattanei - Università degli Studi di Genova, Italia - email
  • Stefano Maso - Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia - email

Aims & Scope

‘Will’ descends, etymologically, from voluntas. However, in the meaning of voluntas it is no longer possible to grasp the terminological plurivocity present in the Greek language. Consequently, the theory of action, which Aristotle and Greek thought in general had extensively dealt with, in the Roman context has adapted to a simplified conceptual framework. The essays collected here have allowed us to focus on a brand new articulated paradigm. Within it, we find a renewed concept of ‘will’: the voluntas that is explained in the modern interpretation of the ‘voluntary act’, and ‘voluntarism’ tout-court.

Keywords Officium Lucan Passion Impulse Tragedy Choice Sponte Augustine Weakness of assent (asthenês sunkatathesis) Virtus Odysseus Prohairesis De ira Stoicism βούλησις Desire Socrates Strength Responsibility Velleitas Mens Voluntas Cynicism Fate Uoluntas Action Anger Audacia Epibole Cicero Seneca Temeritas Heracles Gods Stoic psychology Masculinity Will Fortuna Heroes Historia naturalis Boulesis Power Original sin Events

Permalink | ISBN (PRINT) 978-88-6969-584-1 | e-ISSN 978-88-6969-583-4 | Number of pages 248 | Dimensions 16x23cm | Published Dec. 13, 2021 | Accepted Nov. 23, 2021 | Submitted April 26, 2021 | Language en, it, fr


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