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Parkhomenko, R. N. The Concept of Freedom in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Published in journal "Philosophy and Culture", 2013-5 , pages 701-708.

Resume: The author of the article traces back the formation and development of the concept of freedom in Antique and Medieval European philosophy. Based on his research, the author clearly states that the modern understanding of the concept of freedom have their roots in Ancient and Medieval philosophy. Following philosophical and political ideas only developed further such theoretical categories as applied aspects of this concept and created the basis for modern democratic states.

Keywords: philosophy, concept of freedom, ancient world, Middle Ages, free will, human, society, blessing, God, choice.

DOI: 10.7256/1999-2793.2013.05.12

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