NOTES

1 Introduction
1
Voltaire, Siècle de Louis XIV. For Voltaire’s (negative) assessment of Malebranche, see vol. 2, 252-3.
2
For the life of Malebranche, see André. For briefer biographical notes, see Fontenelle’s Éloge (Oeuvres, vol. 1, 201-16), Robinet (in Nadler, ed., 2000) 288-304, and Rodis-Lewis 5-20.
3
This combination of Descartes and Augustine was by no means unusual at the time. Augustine’s philosophy was widely disseminated by means of the five-volume Philosophia Christiana of André Martin (writing under the pseudonym of Ambrosius Victor). See Dijksterhuis, ed., and Gouhier (1978).
4
Gueroult, vol. 1, 10.
5
Alquié 60.
6
The Recherche received two English translations in Malebranche’s lifetime. See Stuart Brown in the Cambridge Companion to Malebranche (Nadler, ed., 2000) 262-87.
7
Robinet (1965) makes much of developments in Malebranche’s thought. In this work I shall assume that Malebranche himself was correct in saying that he did not - at least after the Éclaircissements of 1678 - change his mind about anything of fundamental importance, and that his later works provide only clarifications, extensions and defences of essentially unchanging positions.
8
Foucher 32, OCM II 493.
9
For the clearest example of this hostility, see the controversy with the Jesuit Louis la Ville about the Eucharist (OCM XVII-1 445ff).
10
Arnauld, Vraies et Fausses Idées. English translations by Elmar Kremer and Stephen Gaukroger are available. I have made use of Kremer’s translation.
11
For illuminating commentary, see Denis Moreau, ‘The Malebranche-Arnauld Debate’ (in Nadler, ed., 2000, 87-111). See also Alquié 186, 401 who thinks that Arnauld was within his rights to attack Malebranche in this way, because he saw some of the consequences of Malebranche’s importation of philosophical rationalism into theology. For a much fuller discussion of the issues at stake, see Moreau’s Deux Cartésiens.
12
For some insights into seventeenth-century rationalism, see Edward Craig.
13
For background on this debate, and its implications for natural philosophy, see Margaret Osler.
14
See Robinet (1965) for details.
15
Connell shows in some detail the dependence of Malebranche’s doctrine of the Vision in God on scholastic sources, most notably Suarez’s De Angelis. Malebranche’s account of human knowledge, it appears, is closely modelled on scholastic accounts of angelic knowledge. As Connell admits, however, this dependence is perfectly consistent with sustained hostility to the Aristotelian elements in scholastic philosophy.
16
Gueroult, vol. 1, 18.
17
Descartes, Meditation 4, AT IX 42-50, CSM II 37-43.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Abbreviations and Editions x
  • Preface xii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Tensions in Cartesian Metaphysics 18
  • 3 - The Vision in God 47
  • 4 - The Dispute with Arnauld Over the Nature of Ideas 74
  • 5 - Occasionalism and Continuous Creation 96
  • 6 - Malebranche's Modifications of Cartesian Physics 131
  • 7 - Malebranche's Biology 158
  • 8 - Malebranche on the Soul and Self-Knowledge 186
  • 9 - Malebranche on Freedom, Grace and the Will 209
  • 10 - The Downfall of Malebranchism 234
  • Notes 262
  • Bibliography 279
  • Indexes 286
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