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Causality and Mind: Essays on Early Modern Philosophy

Nicholas Jolley


This volume is a collection of previously published essays on early modern philosophy which focuses on two main themes. One theme is the continuing debate over the nature of causality in the period between Descartes and Hume. It is shown that, despite his revolutionary stance, Descartes did no serious re-thinking about causality; it was left to his unorthodox disciple Malebranche to argue that there is no room for natural causality in the new mechanistic picture of the physical world. Several essays explore critical reactions to Malebranche’s occasionalism in the writings of Leibniz, Berkeley, ... More

Keywords: Abstract entities, Berkeley, Descartes, Hume, ideas, intentionality, Leibniz, Locke, Malebranche, occasionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199669554
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669554.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Jolley, author
University of California, Irvine