Malebranche / Edition 1

Malebranche / Edition 1

by Andrew Pyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415289114

ISBN-13: 9780415289115

Pub. Date: 04/11/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715) is one of the most important philosophers of the seventeenth century after Descartes. A pioneer of rationalism, he was one of the first to champion and to further Cartesian ideas.
Andrew Pyle places Malebranche's work in the context of Descartes and other philosophers, and also in its relation to ideas about faith and reason. He

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Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715) is one of the most important philosophers of the seventeenth century after Descartes. A pioneer of rationalism, he was one of the first to champion and to further Cartesian ideas.
Andrew Pyle places Malebranche's work in the context of Descartes and other philosophers, and also in its relation to ideas about faith and reason. He examines the entirety of Malebranche's writings, including the famous The Search After Truth, which was admired and criticized by both Leibniz and Locke. Pyle presents an integrated account of Malebranche's central theses, occasionalism and 'vision in God', before exploring and assessing Malebranche's contribution to debates on physics and biology, and his views on the soul, self-knowledge, grace and the freedom of the will.
This penetrating and wide-ranging study will be of interest to not only philosophers, but also to historians of science and philosophy, theologians, and students of the Enlightenment or seventeenth century thought.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415289115
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/11/2003
Series:
Arguments of the Philosophers Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and editions
Preface
1Introduction1
2Tensions in Cartesian metaphysics18
3The Vision in God47
4The dispute with Arnauld over the nature of ideas74
5Occasionalism and continuous creation96
6Malebranche's modifications of Cartesian physics131
7Malebranche's biology158
8Malebranche on the soul and self-knowledge186
9Malebranche on freedom, grace and the will209
10The downfall of Malebranchism234
Notes262
Bibliography279
Indexes286

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