Malebranche: The Search after Truth

Malebranche: The Search after Truth : With Elucidations of The Search after Truth

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Nicolas Malebranche is now recognised as a major figure in the history of philosophy, occupying a crucial place in the Rationalist tradition of Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz. The Search after Truth is his first, longest and most important work; this volume also presents the Elucidations which accompanied its third edition, the result of comments that Malebranche solicited on the original work and an important repository of his theories of ideas and causation. Together, the two texts constitute the complete expression of his mature thought, and are written in his subtle, argumentative and thoroughly readable style. They are presented in the distinguished translations by Thomas M. Lennon and Paul J. Olscamp, together with a historical introduction, a chronology of Malebranche's life, and useful notes on further reading.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 824 pages
  • 155 x 228 x 46mm | 1,130g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521589959
  • 9780521589956
  • 782,970

Table of contents

Introduction; Chronology; Further reading; Translators' preface; Part I. The Search After Truth: Preface; Foreword; Book 1; Book 2; Book 3; Book 4; Book 5; Book 6. Method; Part II. Elucidations of the Search After Truth: Translator's preface; Preface; Foreword; Elucidation 1-16; Last Elucidation; Addendum; Translations of Latin and Greek passages; References by Malebranche to other authors; General index.
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"...I would like to emphasize again the great value that this volume represents to students and historians of philosophy primarily working in the English language. The translations are in a fluent style, the formatting of the book utilizes a pleasing layout, and...the editor has supplied a good store of scholarly help to go on." Thomas Heyd, Dialogue
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