Malebranche / Edition 1

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"Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715) was one of the most important philosophers of the seventeenth century after Descartes, and one of the ablest champions and most penetrating critics of Cartesian ideas." "Andrew Pyle examines the entirety of Malebranche's writings, including the famous Search After Truth, which was admired and criticised by both Leibniz and Locke. Pyle presents an integrated account of Malebranche's central theses, occasionalism and the 'Vision in God'. He goes on to explore and assess 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 philosophers and 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: 4/11/2003
  • Series: Arguments of the Philosophers Series
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Lexile: 1380L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Pyle is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Atomism and its Critics and the editor of Key Philosophers in Conversation and the fomer editor of the journal Cogito.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations and editions
1 Introduction 1
2 Tensions in Cartesian metaphysics 18
3 The Vision in God 47
4 The dispute with Arnauld over the nature of ideas 74
5 Occasionalism and continuous creation 96
6 Malebranche's modifications of Cartesian physics 131
7 Malebranche's biology 158
8 Malebranche on the soul and self-knowledge 186
9 Malebranche on freedom, grace and the will 209
10 The downfall of Malebranchism 234
Notes 262
Bibliography 279
Indexes 286
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