Alquié, F. (1974) Le Cartésianisme de Malebranche (The Cartesianism of Malebranche), Paris: J. Vrin.
(An examination of what Malebranche inherits from orthodox Cartesianism and what he modifies or rejects.)
André, Y. (1886) La vie du R. P. Malebranche, prêtre de l’Oratoire, avec l’histoire de ses ouvrages (The life of Father Malebranche, priest of the oratory, with the history of his works), Paris; Geneva: Slatkine Reprints, 1970.
(Written in the first half of the eighteenth century; still the standard source on Malebranche’s life.)
Arnauld, A. (1683) Des vraies et des fausses idées; trans.
Kremer as On True and False Ideas, Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellon Press, 1990; also trans.
Gaukroger, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990.
(Arnauld’s attack on Malebranche’s theory of ideas and doctrine of the vision in God.)
Brown, S. (1991) Nicolas Malebranche: His Philosophical Critics and Successors, Assen: Van Gorcum.
(A collection of essays on Malebranche, his influence, and his contemporary and later critics.)
Church, R.W. (1931) A Study in the Philosophy of Malebranche, London: Allen & Unwin.
(A valuable general study of Malebranche’s philosophy.)
Dreyfus, G. (1958) La volonté selon Malebranche (The will according to Malebranche), Paris: J. Vrin.
(A thorough account of Malebranche on the divine will and the human will.)
Easton, P., Lennon, T. and Sebba, G. (1991) Bibliographia Malebranchiana: A Critical Guide to the Malebranche Literature 1638–1988, Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.
(A comprehensive bibliography covering both Malebranche and his friends and critics.)
Gouhier, H. (1948) La philosophie de Malebranche et son expérience religieuse (The philosophy of Malebranche and his religious experience), Paris: J. Vrin.
(An examination of some essential Malebranchian doctrines and their theological aspects.)
Gueroult, M. (1955) Malebranche, Paris: Aubier, 3 vols.
(An exhaustive and masterly study of Malebranche’s system.)
Jolley, N. (1990) The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
(Examines Malebranche’s theory of ideas, especially in comparison to Descartes’ and Leibniz’s accounts.)
McCracken, C. (1983) Malebranche and British Philosophy, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
(Looks at the way Malebranche’s philosophy was variously assimilated and criticized in early modern British philosophy; chapters on Locke, Berkeley and Hume.)
Nadler, S. (1992) Malebranche and Ideas, New York: Oxford University Press.
(An analysis of Malebranche’s theory of ideas and doctrine of the vision in God.)
Prost, J. (1907) Essai sur l’atomisme et l’occasionalisme dans la philosophie cartésienne (Essay on atomism and occasionalism in Cartesian philosophy), Paris: Henry Paulin.
(A fine study of occasionalism and its roots in Descartes’ philosophy, with several chapters on Malebranche.)
Radner, D. (1978) Malebranche: A Study of a Cartesian System, Assen: Van Gorcum.
(A useful general and analytical presentation of Malebranche’s doctrines.)
Robinet, A. (1955) Malebranche et Leibniz: relations personelles (Malebranche and Leibniz: personal relations), Paris: J. Vrin.
(A valuable resource that contains correspondence and other documents concerning the mutual relations between Malebranche and Leibniz.)
Robinet, A. (1965) Système et existence dans l’oeuvre de Malebranche (System and existence in the work of Malebranche), Paris: J. Vrin.
(One of the most important studies of Malebranche’s philosophy, with emphasis on its development.)
Rodis-Lewis, G. (1963) Nicolas Malebranche, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
(A general account of Malebranche’s life and thought.)
Walton, C. (1972) De la recherche du bien: A Study of Malebranche’s Science of Ethics, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.
(An analysis of Malebranche’s moral philosophy, concentrating on his account of virtue and duty.)