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OccasionalismCausation Among the Cartesians$
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Steven Nadler

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780198250081

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250081.001.0001

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Occasionalism and the Mind‐Body Problem

Occasionalism and the Mind‐Body Problem

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(p.6) 1 Occasionalism and the Mind‐Body Problem
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Occasionalism
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Steven Nadler (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250081.003.0002

This chapter is an examination of the myth that occasionalism arose as an ad hoc response to the mind-body problem bequeathed by Descartes. In fact, there are a number of arguments and motivations for the doctrine, none of which appeal to the alleged difficulty of explaining how, for the dualist, mind and matter can interact. This thesis is pursued by looking at the philosophers Malebranche, La Forge, Cordemoy, Geulincx, and Clauberg.

Keywords:   Descartes, Malebranche, Geulincx, La Forge, Cordemoy, Clauberg, cause, mind-body problem, dualism

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