Malebranche and Miracles Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Tiller, Michaela
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy
Abstract
  • Malebranche is an occasionalist philosopher, which is to say he believes that God is the only cause with all creations being passive. He is also a Catholic priest, and therefore committed to the truth of his faith. Malebranche therefore must account for what miracles are in a metaphysical system where their direct causation by the divine does not provide any special distinction. This paper locates Malebranche’s solution to the apparent difficulty in a division between cases where God acts according to laws of nature and those where intervention is necessary lest the laws of nature lead God to negate any divine attribute.
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  • Nelson, Alan Jean
  • Leunissen, Mariska
  • Roberts, John
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2016
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