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The Age of Descartes (DESCARTES 2)

Occasionalism
From Metaphysics to Science

M. Favaretti Camposampiero, M. Priarolo, E. Scribano (eds.)
approx. 293 p., 5 b/w tables, 156 x 234 mm, 2018
ISBN: 978-2-503-57817-0
Languages: English, French
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I. God and the World

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

Part II. Causality and the Laws of Nature

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

Part III. Minds and Bodies

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

Part IV. Malebranche Reconsidered

The Motivation of Malebranche’s Occasionalism (Thomas M. Lennon)
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 (Denis Moreau)
Connaissance et causalité: Les adversaires de Malebranche (Emanuela Scribano)

Index

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

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