Broadening the Horizon of Occasionalism: From Metaphysics to Science
Occasionalism: From Metaphysics to Science is an anthology published by Brepols in 2018 studying occasionalism, i.e., “the view that natural events are mere occasions for the exercise of the only real and effective causal power, i.e., God’s power […]” (p. 7). It aims at providing a “detailed map of [the] complex landscape” (p. 16) of debates about occasionalism, particularly in the seventeenth century. Besides an introduction, the book consists of four parts: I. God and the World, II. Causality and the Laws of Nature, III. Minds and Bodies, and IV. Malebranche Reconsidered.