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References and further reading
Berkeley, G. (1710, 1713) A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, La Salle, IL: Open Court, 1986.
(The basic texts for Berkeley’s ‘immaterialism’.)
Creery, W.E. (1991) George Berkeley: Critical Assessments, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
(Important collection of recent discussions of Berkeley’s philosophy.)
Fakhry, M. (1958) Islamic Occasionalism and its Critique by Averroes and Aquinas, London: Allen & Unwin.
(Sets out al-Ghazali’s occasionalism in its historical context, and develops the Thomistic answer to occasionalism.)
Freddoso, A.J. (1988) ‘Medieval Aristotelianism and the Case against Secondary Causation in Nature’, in T.V.
Morris (ed.) Divine and Human Action: Essays in the Metaphysics of Theism, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 74–118.
(A penetrating study of the metaphysical aspects of occasionalism.)
al-Ghazali (1095) al-Ghazali’s Tahafut al-falasifah: The Incoherence of the Philosophers, trans.
Kamali, Lahore: Pakistan Philosophical Congress, 1963.
(Problem 17 is the basic source for al-Ghazali’s occasionalism.)
McCann, H.J. and Kvanvig, J.L. (1991) ‘The Occasionalist Proselytizer: A Modified Catechism’, Philosophical Perspectives
(A contemporary defence of occasionalism; argues that occasionalism does not deprive laws of nature of their explanatory force.)
Malebranche, N. (1688) Dialogues on Metaphysics and On Religion, trans.
Ginsberg, London: Allen & Unwin, 1923.
(An excellent introduction to Malebranche’s occasionalism.)
Malebranche, N. (1674–5) The Search after Truth and Elucidations of the Search after Truth, trans.
Lennon and P.J.
Olscamp, Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1980.
(The basic source for the philosophy of Malebranche.)
Nadler, S. (1993) Causation in Early Modern Philosophy: Cartesianism, Occasionalism, and Preestablished Harmony, University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.
(Several of the articles discuss early modern occasionalism.)
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