Dialogues on Metaphysics and on Religion

Cambridge University Press (1997)
Malebranche's Dialogues on Metaphysics and on Religion is in many ways the best introduction to his thought, and provides the most systematic exposition of his philosophy as a whole. In it, he presents clear and comprehensive statements of his two best-known contributions to metaphysics and epistemology, namely, the doctrines of occasionalism and vision in God; he also states his views on such central issues as self-knowledge, the existence of the external world and the problem of theodicy. His skilful handling of the dialogue form enables the reader to see how he responds to objections made to his earlier work The Search after Truth. This edition presents a translation of the text which is clear, readable and more accurate than any of its predecessors, together with an introduction that analyses Malebranche's central teachings and explains the importance of the Dialogues in the context of seventeenth-century philosophy.
Keywords Metaphysics Early works to 1800  Religion Early works to 1800  God Early works to 1800  Occasionalism Early works to 1800  Imaginary conversations Early works to 1800
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Call number B1893.E63.E5 1997
ISBN(s) 1117907635   0521574021  
DOI 10.2307/2179401
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