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