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  1. Steven M. Nadler (2011). Occasionalism: Causation Among the Cartesians. Oxford University Press.score: 24.0
    These essays examine the philosophical, scientific, theological and religious themes and arguments of occasionalism, as well as its roots in medieval views on ...
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  2. Daniel Lim (2014). Occasionalism and Non-Reductive Physicalism: Another Look at the Continuous Creation Argument. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 75 (1):39-57.score: 24.0
    Malebranche’s so-called conservation is continuous creation (CCC) argument has been celebrated as a powerful and persuasive argument for Occasionalism—the claim that only God has and exercises causal powers. In this paper I want to examine the CCC argument for Occasionalism by comparing it to Jaegwon Kim’s so-called Supervenience argument against non-reductive physicalism. Because the arguments have deep similarities it is interesting and fruitful to consider them in tandem. First I argue that both the CCC argument and the Supervenience (...)
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  3. Stephen H. Daniel (2010). Edwards' Occasionalism. In Don Schweitzer (ed.), Jonathan Edwards as Contemporary. Peter Lang. 1-14.score: 21.0
  4. Majid Fakhry (1958). Islamic Occasionalism, and its Critique by Averoës and Aquinas. London, Allen & Unwin.score: 21.0
  5. Sukjae Lee (2008). Necessary Connections and Continuous Creation: Malebranche's Two Arguments for Occasionalism. Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (4):539-565.score: 18.0
    Malebranche presents two major arguments for occasionalism: the “no necessary connection” argument (NNC) and the “conservation is but continuous creation” argument (CCC). NNC appears prominently in his Search After Truth but virtually disappears and surrenders the spotlight to CCC in his later major work, Dialogues on Metaphysics and on Religion . This paper investigates the possible reasons and motivations behind this significant shift. I argue that the shift is no surprise if we consider the two ways in which the (...)
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  6. Steven M. Nadler (1993). Occasionalism and General Will in Malebranche. Journal of the History of Philosophy 31 (1):31-47.score: 18.0
    This paper examines a common misreading of the mechanics of Malebranche's doctrine of divine causal agency, occasionalism, and its roots in a related misreading of Malebranche's theories. God, contrary to this misreading, is for Malebranche constantly and actively causally engaged in the world, and does not just establish certain laws of nature. The key is in understanding just what Malebranche means by general volitions'.
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  7. Fred Ablondi (2008). François Lamy, Occasionalism, and the Mind-Body Problem. Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (4):pp. 619-629.score: 18.0
    There is a long-standing view that Malebranche and his fellow occasionalists accepted occasionalism to solve the problem of interaction between immaterial souls and extended bodies. Recently, however, scholars have shown this story to be a myth. Malebranche, Geulincx, La Forge, and Cordemoy adopted occasionalism for a variety of reasons, but none did so because of a need to provide a solution to a perceived mind-body problem. Yet there is one Cartesian for whom the “traditional” reading is largely on (...)
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  8. Desmond M. Clarke (1995). Malebranche and Occasionalism: A Reply to Steven Nadler. Journal of the History of Philosophy 33 (3):499-504.score: 18.0
    In Malebranche's account of occasional causality, God exercises his general will with respect to every event that merits a causal explanation. Nadler distinguishes two pictures of God's involvement; (1) there are as many distinct acts of God's will as there are causal events to be explained; (2) God's will is exercised once only, when the natural order of causes is created. I argue that Malebranche's concept of God is inconsistent with a real distinction between God and acts of his will, (...)
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  9. Lisa Downing, Occasionalism and Strict Mechanism: Malebranche, Berkeley, Fontenelle.score: 18.0
    The rich connections between metaphysics and natural philosophy in the early modern period have been widely acknowledged and productively mined, thanks in no small part to the work of Margaret Wilson, whose book, Descartes, served as an inspirational example for a generation of scholars. The task of this paper is to investigate one particular such connection, namely, the relation between occasionalist metaphysics and strict mechanism. My focus will be on the work of Nicholas Malebranche, the most influential Cartesian philosopher after (...)
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  10. Walter Ott (2008). Causation, Intentionality, and the Case for Occasionalism. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 90 (2):165-187.score: 18.0
    Despite their influence on later philosophers such as Hume, Malebranche's central arguments for occasionalism remain deeply puzzling. Both the famous ‘no necessary connection’ argument and what I call the epistemic argument include assumptions – e.g., that a true cause is logically necessarily connected to its effect – that seem unmotivated, even in their context. I argue that a proper understanding of late scholastic views lets us see why Malebranche would make this assumption. Both arguments turn on the claim that (...)
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  11. William F. Vallicella (1999). God, Causation and Occasionalism. Religious Studies 35 (1):3-18.score: 18.0
    The doctrine that there are no logically necessary connections in nature can be used to support both occasionalism, according to which God alone can be a cause, and 'anti-occasionalism', according to which God cannot be a cause. Quentin Smith has recently invoked the 'no logically necessary connections in nature' doctrine in support of the latter. I bring two main objections against his thesis that God (logically) cannot be a cause. The first is that there are good reasons to (...)
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  12. Steven M. Nadler (2005). Cordemoy and Occasionalism. Journal of the History of Philosophy 43 (1):37-54.score: 18.0
    This is an examination of the nature and extent of Cordemoy's commitment to the doctrine of occasionalism.
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  13. Alan Baker (2005). Malebranche's Occasionalism. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 79 (2):251-272.score: 18.0
    The core thesis of Malebranche’s doctrine of occasionalism is that God is the sole true cause, where a true cause is one that has the power to initiate change and for which the mind perceives a necessary connection between it and its effects. Malebranche gives two separate arguments for his core thesis, T, based on necessary connection and on divine power respectively. The standard view is that these two arguments are necessary to establish T. I argue for a reinterpretation (...)
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  14. Andrew Russell Platt, The Rise Of Cartesian Occasionalism.score: 18.0
    This study offers a new account of the development of Cartesian Occasionalism. The doctrine of Occasionalism - most famously advocated by Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715) - states that God alone is the cause of every event, and created substances are merely "occasional causes." In the years following René Descartes' death in 1650, several of his followers -- including Arnold Geulincx (1624-1669), Gerauld de Cordemoy (1626-1684) and Louis de la Forge (1632-1666) - argued for some version of this thesis. My (...)
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  15. Donald Rutherford (1993). Natures, Laws, and Miracles: The Roots of Leibniz's Critique of Occasionalism in Causation in Early Modern Philosophy, Nadler, Steven(Ed). In . Penn St Univ Pr.score: 18.0
    Leibniz raises three main objections to the doctrine of occasionalism: (1) it is inconsistent with the supposition of finite substances; (2) it presupposes the occurrence of "perpetual miracles"; (3) it requires that God "disturb" the ordinary laws of nature. At issue in objection (1) is the proper understanding of divine omnipotence, and of the relationship between the power of God and that of created things. I argue that objections (2) and (3), on the other hand, derive from a particular (...)
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  16. Sukjae Lee, Passive Natures and No Representations: Malebranche's Two “Local” Arguments for Occasionalism.score: 15.0
    In the last twenty years or so, the study of early modern philosophy seems to have experienced a revival of interest in Nicolas Malebranche. Some might wonder whether “revival” is the right term but I use it intentionally, since it is hardly the case that we for the first time are uncovering an obscure but talented figure from the bin of neglected, underappreciated philosophers. As one commentator has recently noted, Malebranche was hailed by none other than Pierre Bayle as “the (...)
     
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  17. Daniel Garber (1987). How God Causes Motion: Descartes, Divine Sustenance, and Occasionalism. Journal of Philosophy 84 (10):567-580.score: 15.0
  18. Tad M. Schmaltz (2008). Occasionalism and Mechanism: Fontenelle's Objections to Malebranche. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (2):293 – 313.score: 15.0
  19. David Scott (2000). Occasionalism and Occasional Causation in Descartes' Philosophy. Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (4):503-528.score: 15.0
  20. Hugh J. McCann & Jonathan L. Kvanvig (1991). The Occasionalist Proselytizer: A Modified Catechism. Philosophical Perspectives 5:587-615.score: 15.0
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  21. Steven M. Nadler (1998). Louis de la Forge and the Development of Occasionalism: Continuous Creation and the Activity of the Soul. Journal of the History of Philosophy 36 (2):215-231.score: 15.0
  22. Nicholas Jolley (2002). Occasionalism and Efficacious Laws in Malebranche. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 26 (1):245–257.score: 15.0
  23. A. R. J. Fisher (2011). Causal and Logical Necessity in Malebranche's Occasionalism. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 41 (4):523-548.score: 15.0
  24. Sukjae Lee, Occasionalism. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.score: 15.0
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  25. Kurt Smith (2012). Occasionalism: Causation Among the Cartesians. By Steven Nadler. (Oxford UP, 2011. Pp. Xii + 207. Price £37.00.). Philosophical Quarterly 62 (248):643-643.score: 15.0
  26. Karen Detlefsen (2003). Supernaturalism, Occasionalism, and Preformation in Malebranche. Perspectives on Science 11 (4):443-483.score: 15.0
  27. Steven M. Nadler (1995). Malebranche's Occasionalism: A Reply to Clarke. Journal of the History of Philosophy 33 (3):505-508.score: 15.0
  28. Omar Edward Moad (2005). Al-Ghazali's Occasionalism and the Natures of Creatures. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 58 (2):95 - 101.score: 15.0
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  29. Sarah Patterson (2005). Epiphenomenalism and Occasionalism: Problems of Mental Causation, Old and New. History of Philosophy Quarterly 22 (3):239-257.score: 15.0
  30. C. Chamberlain & J. K. McDonough (2013). Occasionalism: Causation Among the Cartesians. Philosophical Review 122 (1):125-128.score: 15.0
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  31. Susan Peppers-Bates (2009). Nicolas Malebranche: Freedom in an Occasionalist World. Continuum.score: 15.0
    Malebranche's metaphysics and the problem of human freedom -- God, order, and general volitions -- Arnauld and Malebranche on the power of the human intellect -- The cognitive faculties and the divine ideas -- Malebranche on free will and imminent causation.
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  32. Mehdi Aminrazavi (2008). Mullā Ṣadrā's Divine Occasionalism and David Hume's Critique of Causality. Journal of Islamic Philosophy 3:11-21.score: 15.0
  33. Russell Wahl (2011). Occasionalism, Laws and General Will. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (2):219-240.score: 15.0
    Malebranche held that God acts only by general volitions and so is not constantly interfering in the world. The content of God's volitions appears to include the general laws of nature and the particular initial configuration of the created world, so that occasional or natural causes have an important explanatory role. It is clear that at the least Malebranche meant by a 'general volition' the willing of events which followed general laws. Steven Nadler argued that this is all we should (...)
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  34. Jordan Taylor (2012). Occasionalism: Causation Among the Cartesians. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (3):627-630.score: 15.0
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Volume 20, Issue 3, Page 627-630, May 2012.
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  35. Albert G. A. Balz (1934). Clauberg and the Development of Occasionalism. Philosophical Review 43 (1):48-64.score: 15.0
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  36. William Vallicella (1996). Concurrentism or Occasionalism? American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 70 (3):339-359.score: 15.0
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  37. Andrew Pessin (2000). Does Continuous Creation Entail Occasionalism?: Malebranche (and Descartes). Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (3):413-439.score: 15.0
  38. Andreas Scheib (2009). Ablondi, Fred: Gerauld de Cordemoy: Atomist, Occasionalist, Cartesian. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 91 (2):248-250.score: 15.0
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  39. David James Frederick Scott (2000). Occasionalism and Occasional Causation in Descartes' Philosophy. Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (4):503-528.score: 15.0
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  40. Katherin A. Rogers (2001). What's Wrong with Occasionalism? American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 75 (3):345-369.score: 15.0
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  41. Peter Anstey (1999). Boyle on Occasionalism: An Unexamined Source. Journal of the History of Ideas 60 (1):57-81.score: 15.0
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  42. Laura Kotevska (2013). Occasionalism: Causation Among the Cartesians. Intellectual History Review 23 (2):277-279.score: 15.0
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  43. Alison Laywine (1996). Causation in Early Modern Philosophy. Cartesianism, Occasionalism, and Preestablished Harmony. Philosophical Books 37 (4):254-256.score: 15.0
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  44. Albert G. A. Balz (1933). Clauberg and the Development of Occasionalism. Philosophical Review 42 (6):553-572.score: 15.0
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  45. Sean Greenberg (2011). Susan Peppers-Bates , Nicolas Malebranche: Freedom in an Occasionalist World . Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 31 (1):57-60.score: 15.0
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  46. Social Norms (2006). Fred Ablondi, Gerauld de Cordemoy: Atomist, Occasionalist, Cartesian (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2005). Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 27 (1).score: 15.0
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  47. Andrew Pessin (2008). Does Continuous Creation Entail Occasionalism? Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (3):413-439.score: 15.0
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  48. Andrea Sangiacomo (2014). Louis de La Forge and the 'Non-Transfer Argument' for Occasionalism. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (1):60-80.score: 15.0
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  49. Fred Ablondi & J. Aaron Simmons (2011). Gabriel Biel and Occasionalism: Overcoming an Apparent Tension. History of Philosophy Quarterly 28 (2):159.score: 15.0
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  50. Jean-Christophe Bardout (2005). Cause and Reason: Is There an Occasionalist Structure to Malebranche? In Daniel Garber & Steven Nadler (eds.), Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy Volume 2. Oup Oxford.score: 15.0
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