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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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Cordemoy and Occasionalism

Cordemoy and Occasionalism

(p.142) 8 Cordemoy and Occasionalism

Steven Nadler (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter looks at the nature and extent of Cordemoy's commitment to occasionalism. It examines the particular arguments that Cordemoy uses in support of the doctrine, and clarifies the unique way in which he, unlike other occasionalists, supports the claim that God is the true cause of the motion of bodies.

Keywords:   Cordemoy, occasionalism, God, cause

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