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Pure Perception

Tad M. Schmaltz

in Malebranche's Theory of the Soul: A Cartesian Interpretation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103441
eISBN:
9780199833641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103440.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this chapter, Section 1 considers Malebranche's attempt to couple Descartes's claim that we know the nature of body through the intellect rather than through the senses with the corollary of his ... More


Malebranche: Vision in God and Occasionalism

Nicholas Jolley

in The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238195
eISBN:
9780191597824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238193.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It is characteristic of both occasionalism and vision in God that they place man in a condition of extreme dependence on God; indeed, they might be seen respectively as ontological and ... More


Malebranche: Vision in God

Nicholas Jolley

in The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238195
eISBN:
9780191597824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238193.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the first part of this chapter, I shall argue that Malebranche takes over three central doctrines from Descartes and transforms at least two of them; when they are combined, the result is vision ... More


Malebranche: The Theory of Ideas

Nicholas Jolley

in The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238195
eISBN:
9780191597824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238193.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Malebranche holds that the Cartesian doctrine of ideas not merely conflates logic and psychology, but it thereby opens the door to scepticism and to a voluntarist theory of the eternal truths, which ... More


Berkeley, Malebranche, and Vision in God

Nicholas Jolley

in Causality and Mind: Essays on Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199669554
eISBN:
9780191763076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669554.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous Berkeley’s spokesman protests that his own philosophy is ‘very remote’ from Malebranche’s doctrine of vision in God. This chapter critically ... More


Leibniz and the Excellence of Minds

Nicholas Jolley

in Causality and Mind: Essays on Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199669554
eISBN:
9780191763076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669554.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is widely accepted today that Leibniz’s Discourse on Metaphysics is a response to Malebranche’s philosophy. However, the systematic nature of Leibniz’s opposition to Malebranche in this work has ... More


Universals and Individuals in Malebranche’s Philosophy

Mariangela Priarolo

in The Problem of Universals in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190608040
eISBN:
9780190608064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608040.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

In Malebranche’s work, universals are identified with God’s ideas, which are the same ideas by means of which human beings know the world. However, because Malebranche states, at least in his mature ... More


Knowledge

Jacqueline Broad

in The Philosophy of Mary Astell: An Early Modern Theory of Virtue

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716815
eISBN:
9780191785382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716815.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Mary Astell’s theory of knowledge is designed to give women those necessary habits of mind, or the mental dispositions, to attain virtue and happiness. This chapter explains that theory. It provides ... More


Locke and Malebranche: Intelligibility and Empiricism

Nicholas Jolley

in Locke and Cartesian Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198815037
eISBN:
9780191852855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815037.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the issue of whether Locke’s own empiricist theory of ideas offers, as Locke often suggested, a more intelligible way of explaining human understanding than Malebranche’s ... More


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