Definition of occasionalism in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈkāZHənlˌizəm/


The doctrine ascribing the connection between mental and bodily events to the continuing intervention of God.
Example sentences
  • Cordemoy was one of the first, if not the first, to argue that Cartesian metaphysics leads to occasionalism.
  • Edwards' mental phenomenalism is a natural extension of his occasionalism and views on substance.
  • Throughout Letters, Norris defends his occasionalism against Astell's critiques.

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Syllabification: oc·ca·sion·al·ism

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