Definition of occasionalism in English:


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[mass noun] Philosophy
  • The doctrine ascribing the connection between mental and bodily events to the continuing intervention of God.
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    • 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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