In the present study it has been proposed an interpretation of the Eckhartian doctrine of freedom, based on three levels of analysis: 1. From an ethical perspective, the Eckhartian doctrine of freedom, both in its negative formulation (i. ed. Freedom as detachment from determination) and in its positive formulation (i.e. freedom as expression of the intellectual nature of the soul), has been analysed in the light of the Stoic sources, explicitly quoted by Eckhart; 2. From a metaphysical perspective, it will be demonstrated that the Eckhartian doctrine of freedom is a necessary corollary of a natural law which Eckhart defends employing the doctrine of Avicebron’s Fons vitae; 3.applied to the noetic, the sources employed by Eckhart are not only coherent with the philosophical assumption of the platonic doctrine of the reminiscence, explicitly quoted by the author, because the same, having been discussed in the works of Albert the Great, are criticized as anti-Aristotelic.

Eckhart's stoic doctrine of freedom and its metaphysical foundation

Nadia Bray
2017

Abstract

In the present study it has been proposed an interpretation of the Eckhartian doctrine of freedom, based on three levels of analysis: 1. From an ethical perspective, the Eckhartian doctrine of freedom, both in its negative formulation (i. ed. Freedom as detachment from determination) and in its positive formulation (i.e. freedom as expression of the intellectual nature of the soul), has been analysed in the light of the Stoic sources, explicitly quoted by Eckhart; 2. From a metaphysical perspective, it will be demonstrated that the Eckhartian doctrine of freedom is a necessary corollary of a natural law which Eckhart defends employing the doctrine of Avicebron’s Fons vitae; 3.applied to the noetic, the sources employed by Eckhart are not only coherent with the philosophical assumption of the platonic doctrine of the reminiscence, explicitly quoted by the author, because the same, having been discussed in the works of Albert the Great, are criticized as anti-Aristotelic.
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