Jul 122013
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Ingo Werner Gerhartz (i.gerhartz@gmx.de) is a doctoral candidate at the department of phi- losophy in Mainz and a member of the Gutenberg Academy since 2013. He obtained his M.A. of philosophy and hellenistic studies at Johannes- Gutenberg University in 2008. His research focuses on the concept of guilt in classical greek tragedy, myth and practical philosophy.

Philosophy, one might argue, primarily concerns itself with unsolved questions. Out of these, the question of freedom has certainly proven to be one of the most difficult. This is not so much owed to a lack of empirical data or it being such a lofty endeavor of academic interest that it eludes rational solution. Rather, we will see that by nature of its subject, the very act of asking the question itself creates the difficulties it struggles to overcome.

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