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The Occasionalism of Louis de la Forge

Steven Nadler

in Occasionalism: Causation Among the Cartesians

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780198250081
eISBN:
9780191712586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250081.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There seems to be some disagreement over the extent of La Forge’s commitment to occasionalism. This chapter considers La Forge’s arguments with respect to body-body relations, mind-body relations, ... More


Occasionalism: Causation Among the Cartesians

Steven Nadler

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780198250081
eISBN:
9780191712586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250081.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a collection of essays on the problem of causation in seventeenth-century philosophy. Occasionalism is the doctrine, held by a number of early modern Cartesian thinkers, that created ... More


Louis de la Forge and the Development of Occasionalism: Continuous Creation and the Activity of the Soul

Steven Nadler

in Occasionalism: Causation Among the Cartesians

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780198250081
eISBN:
9780191712586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250081.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers some implications of an important argument for occasionalism used by La Forge (and Malebranche). If God, as La Forge’s “continuous creation” arguments runs, is required to ... More


The ontological view of the self: Scholastic and Cartesian conceptions

Udo Thiel

in The Early Modern Subject: Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity from Descartes to Hume

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199542499
eISBN:
9780191730917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542499.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter compares and contrasts Cartesian and Scholastic conceptions of the person in the seventeenth century and discusses the role that consciousness plays in these accounts. For all their ... More


Occasionalism and the Mind‐Body Problem

Steven Nadler

in Occasionalism: Causation Among the Cartesians

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780198250081
eISBN:
9780191712586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250081.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is an examination of the myth that occasionalism arose as an ad hoc response to the mind-body problem bequeathed by Descartes. In fact, there are a number of arguments and motivations ... More


Consciousness in the Seventeenth Century

Shelley Weinberg

in Consciousness in Locke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198749011
eISBN:
9780191811654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749011.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 1 historically situates the interpretation of consciousness in Locke. Early in the seventeenth century came the realization that not all forms of self-awareness are captured by the notion of ... More


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