The theme of freedom is through the western philosophical tradition. The question of her confinement was confused by the philosophical discourse of the West from the time of antiquity, found its variants in the Middle Ages, transformed into New Times. In the modern form, but in a multiversive sense, is represented by a postmodern philosophical tradition. The author of the article raises the question of understanding the concept of "freedom" by the Eastern philosophical tradition on the example of early Confucianism. It is noted that understanding the theme of freedom in philosophy in Ancient China is radically different from the West. It is explained that the term "freedom" in the ancient Chinese tradition actually did not fall asleep. This concept was understood by the philosophical currents of China as a matter of course, and as for the Confucian tradition, it was dissolved in the main questions for her – about the nature of man and the ways of decent social interaction.
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