First published in 1931, A Study in the Philosophy of Malebranche examines the theories which constitute the philosophical system of Malebranche. From the entire gamut of Malebranche’s works, Church specifically culls out and analyses theories pertaining to Malebranche’s vision in god; knowledge; occasionalism; and imagination and sense. These theories are embedded within Malebranche’s lifelong engagement with the works of Descartes and to some extent, St. Augustine. A philosopher often overlooked, A Study in the Philosophy of Malebranche has enduring relevance for students of philosophy and theology.
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction 1. Imagination and Sense 2. Pure Spirit and the Vision of God 3. Occasionalism: Part I 4. Occasionalism: Part II 5. The Vision in God 6. Des Vraies et des Fausses Idées 7. The Response of Malebranche: Part I 8. The Response of Malebranche: Part II 9. The Method 10. Perception 11. The Will, Freedom, and Judgment 12. Knowledge Bibliography Index
Ralph Withington Church