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Три модуса на свободата
Three Modes of Freedom

Author(s): Christo Stoev
Subject(s): Philosophy, Ethics / Practical Philosophy
Published by: Институт за българска философска култура
Keywords: freedom; immediate wish; possibility of acting; freedom of action; freedom of choice; freedom of will

Summary/Abstract: Three modes of freedom are distinguished in this article – freedom of action, freedom of choice (or deliberation), and freedom of will. It is argued that neglecting any one of these modes will result in a reductionist view on freedom. The first mode is centred on the contrast between the immediate wish and the possibility of acting, the second – on the deliberation and the volition as formed by rational decision, and the third – on the will as faculty of taking value-oriented decisions concerning not particular choices, but the self I am. The volition educes the wishing out of its immediate givenness and forms it into a conscious choice. The will attests my commitment as a person to my choices and secures their authenticity. The article argues that the three modes of freedom are interconnected and presuppose each other on a meta-level.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 5-26
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bulgarian