Malebranche on the Metaphysics and Epistemology of Particular Volitions

Journal of the History of Philosophy 54 (2):227-255 (2016)
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among nicolas malebranche’s most influential contributions to philosophy are his defense of occasionalism, his highly original theodicy, and his philosophical method elaborated in greatest detail in his magnum opus De la Recherche de la vérité. In his account of occasionalism, Malebranche argues that finite things have no causal power and that God is the only true causal agent. Malebranche’s theodicy—his attempt to reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the existence of an all-good and all-powerful God—is most thoroughly developed in Traité de la nature et de la grâce. Malebranche’s theodicy revolves around a..

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