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Nicholas Malebrache

French philosopher

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Nicolas Malebranche; (6 August 1638 – 13 October 1715) was a French Oratorian and rationalist philosopher. In his works, he sought to synthesize the thought of St. Augustine and Descartes, in order to demonstrate the active role of God in every aspect of the world. Malebranche is best known for his doctrines of Vision in God and Occasionalism. Known by many as "The Occasional Philosopher" a term coined by David Hume, Malebranche's sworn adversary.

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August 6, 1638
Greater Paris
October 13, 1715
Paris, Kingdom of France
Early works, God, Knowledge (Theory of), Metaphysics, Philosophy
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