Malebranche and Occasional Causes

  title={Malebranche and Occasional Causes},
  author={David Cunning},
  journal={Philosophy Compass},
In VI.ii.3 of The Search After Truth Malebranche offers an argument for the view that only God is a cause. Here I defend an interpretation of the argument according to which Malebranche is supposing (quite rightly) that if there is a necessary connection between a cause and its effect, then if creatures were real causes, God's volitions would not be sufficient to bring about their intended effects. I then consider the argument from constant creation that Malebranche offers in Dialogues on… Expand
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Causal and Logical Necessity in Malebranche's Occasionalism
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