The Cambridge Companion to Malebranche

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Steven Nadler
Cambridge University Press, Jul 3, 2000 - Philosophy - 319 pages
The French philosopher and theologian Nicholas Malebranche was one of the most important thinkers of the early modern period. A bold and unorthodox thinker, he tried to synthesize the new philosophy of Descartes with the religious Platonism of St. Augustine. This is the first collection of essays to address Malebranche's thought comprehensively and systematically. There are chapters devoted to Malebranche's metaphysics, his doctrine of the soul, his epistemology, the celebrated debate with Arnauld, his philosophical method, his occasionalism and theory of causality, his philosophical theology, his account of freedom, his moral philosophy, and his intellectual legacy.
 

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Contents

Malebranche and Method
8
Malebranche on the Soul
31
Malebranche on Ideas and the Vision in God
59
The MalebrancheArnauld Debate
87
Malebranche on Causation
112
Metaphysics and Philosophy
139
Malebranches Theodicy
165
Malebranche on Human Freedom
190
Malebranches Moral Philosophy Divine and Human Justice
220
The Critical Reception of Malebranche from His Own Time to the End of the Eighteenth Century
262
Malebranches Life and Legacy
288
Bibliography
305
Index
317
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