Malebranche's Theory of Ideas and Vision in God

[Revised entry by Lawrence Nolan on January 5, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] The seventeenth-century French philosopher Nicolas Malebranche (1638 - 1715) famously argued that 'we see all things
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[Revised entry by Lawrence Nolan on January 5, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] The seventeenth-century French philosopher Nicolas Malebranche (1638 - 1715) famously argued that 'we see all things in God.' This doctrine of 'Vision in God' is intended as an account both of sense perception of material things and of the purely intellectual cognition of mathematical objects and abstract truths. The theological motivation for this doctrine is clear: Vision in God places us in immediate contact with God in our everyday...

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