Libertà necessaria e libertà contingente in Anselmo d’Aosta

Author/s Massimo Parodi, Marco Rossini
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/1
Language Italian Pages 22 P. 43-64 File size 510 KB
DOI 10.3280/SF2013-001004
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In Anselm, the problem of the foundation and the possibility of sin is developed through a debate in which the problem of evil, its ontological reality and the problem of human freedom are closely connected. Following a thread that runs through three of Anselm’s works - De veritate, De libertate arbitrii and De casu diaboli - this essay discusses the relationship between evil and nothingness and the origin of sin and human freedom, understood on the one hand as consistent with the divine will and, on the other, as a disordered assertion of human autonomy. Then the authors direct their attention to the terms ‘naturaliter’ and ‘sponte’, which allow them to identify the two levels - necessity and contingence - on which Anselm studies the question of human freedom in depth. Their conclusion is that Anselm can be considered as representative of a particular Christian tradition that ultimately maintains the absolute and ungrounded nature of freedom.

Keywords: Anselm of Canterbury, necessity, contingence, freedom, sin.

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Massimo Parodi, Marco Rossini, Libertà necessaria e libertà contingente in Anselmo d’Aosta in "RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA" 1/2013, pp 43-64, DOI: 10.3280/SF2013-001004