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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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The Occasionalism of Louis de la Forge

The Occasionalism of Louis de la Forge

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(p.105) 6 The Occasionalism of Louis de la Forge
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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/9780198250081.003.0008

There seems to be some disagreement over the extent of La Forge’s commitment to occasionalism. This chapter considers La Forge’s arguments with respect to body-body relations, mind-body relations, and mental events alone, and concludes that La Forge’s occasionalism was only partial, since he allowed for real causal powers in the mind.

Keywords:   La Forge, occasionalism, mind, body, causation

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