The Deity, himself, therefore, on the
occasion of certain modifications in our minds, excites the
corresponding movements of body; and, on the occasion of certain
changes in our body, He awakens the corresponding feelings in
the mind. This theory, which is involved in the philosophy of
Descartes, was fully developed by Malebranche, Regis, and Geulinx. Malebranche's
doctrine is commonly called the "vision of all things in God,"—who is the
"light of all our seeing" (Descartes, Principia, pars II. sec. 36; Malebranche,
Recherche de la Vérité, VI. 2, 3; Hamilton's Lectures on Metaphysics, lect.
XVI. I. 300).