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The Age of Descartes (DESCARTES 2)

Occasionalism
From Metaphysics to Science

M. Favaretti Camposampiero, M. Priarolo, E. Scribano (eds.)
approx. 220 p., 5 b/w tables, 156 x 234 mm
ISBN: 978-2-503-57817-0
Languages: English, French
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I. God and the World

1. God’s Qudra (Power) and Natural Causality: Between Falsafa and Islamic Occasionalism
by Cecilia Martini
2. Continuous Creation and Cartesian Occasionalism in Physics
by Tad M. Schmaltz
3. Conservation as Continuous Creation: Just Like Creation but Not Necessarily Recreation
by Sukjae Lee
4. Neither with Occasionalism nor with Concurrentism: The Case of Pierre-Sylvain Régis
by Andrea Sangiacomo 

Part II. Causality and the Laws of Nature

5. Force de Loi: The Debate on the Laws of Nature and Malebranche’s Occasionalism
by Mariangela Priarolo
6. Malebranche, Occasionalism, and the Janus Faces of Law
by Nicholas Jolley
 

Part III. Minds and Bodies

7. Des trois notions primitives à Dieu: Le problème corps-esprit chez La Forge et chez Cordemoy
by Sandrine Roux
8. La Forge’s Mind-Body Problem: A Guide for the Perplexed
by Steven Nadler
9. The Direction of Motion: Occasionalism and Causal Closure from Descartes to Leibniz
by Matteo Favaretti Camposampiero

Part IV. Malebranche Reconsidered

10. The Motivation of Malebranche’s Occasionalism
by Thomas M. Lennon
11. Extensions du domaine de l’occasionalisme: Les miracles de l’Ancien Testament et la distribution de la grâce dans le Traité de la nature et de la grâce de Malebranche
by Denis Moreau
12. Connaissance et causalité: Les adversaires de Malebranche
by Emanuela Scribano

Index

Interest Classification:
Philosophy
Modern Western Philosophy (c. 1650-present)

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