The Occasionalism of Louis de la Forge

Steven Nadler

in Occasionalism

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780198250081
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191712586 | DOI:
The Occasionalism of Louis de la Forge

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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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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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