History of Ancient Philosophy

Notes for understanding what the philosophers were thinking

A History of Ancient Philosophy
An introduction to the philosophical discussion in the Greek and Roman world from roughly 585 to 100 BCE. The focus is on Socrates and the reaction to him in Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, the Stoics, and the Academics.

An Investigation into the Origin of the Notion of Free Will
A set of notes for understanding the first six chapters of Michael Frede's A Free Will. Frede argues that no one had notions of the will or free will before the late Stoics. The notes reconstruct the lines of his argument.