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Malebranche

Nicolas . 1638--1715, French philosopher. Originally a follower of Descartes, he developed the philosophy of occasionalism, esp in De la recherche de la v?rit? (1674)
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This paper examines Hume's appropriation of some aspects of the philosophy of Nicolas Malebranche.
Recent commentators have argued that Nicolas Malebranche mounts a devastating internal critique of Descartes's theory of self-knowledge by showing that we lack a clear and distinct idea of the nature of the human mind.