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A Metaphysics for the MobThe Philosophy of George Berkeley$
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John Russell Roberts

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313932

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313932.001.0001

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 Agency and Occasionalism

 Agency and Occasionalism

(p.111) V Agency and Occasionalism
A Metaphysics for the Mob

John Russell Roberts (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter applies the various interpretive tools developed in the previous chapters to the question of the relationship between Berkeley's metaphysics and occasionalism. It is widely believed that Berkeley's own views on human and divine agency imply a commitment to some form of occasionalism. This chapter makes plain just how deeply incompatible Berkeley's views and occasionalism are, and shows how difficult it is within Berkeley's metaphysics to raise the sort of problems that motivate occasionalism in the first place.

Keywords:   action, volition, wishing, hoping, cause, causation, Occasions, Malebranche, Jonathan Bennett

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