The Cambridge Companion to Malebranche

The Cambridge Companion to Malebranche

by Steven Nadler
     
 

The French philosopher and theologian Nicolas 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 religious Platonism. This is the first collection of essays to address Malebranche’s thought comprehensively and systematically. There are chapters… See more details below

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The French philosopher and theologian Nicolas 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 religious Platonism. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521627290
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Steven Nadler
1. Malebranche and method Thomas M. Lennon
2. Malebranche on the soul Nicholas Jolley
3. Malebranche on ideas and the vision in God Tad M. Schmaltz
4. The Malebranche-Arnauld debate Denis Moreau
5. Malebranche on causation Steven Nadler
6. Metaphysics and philosophy Jean-Christophe Bardout
7. Malebranche’s theodicy Donald Rutherford
8. Malebranche on human freedom Elmar J. Kremer
9. Malebranche’s moral philosophy: divine and human justice Patrick Riley
10. The critical reception of Malebranche, from his own time to the end of the eighteenth century Stuart Brown
11. Malebranche’s life and legacy Andre Robinet.

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