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Diccionario filosófico
Complete edition

Diccionario de Filosofía
Brief definition of the most important concepts of philosophy.


A Dictionary of English Philosophical Terms Francis Garden


Vocabulary of Philosophy, Psychological, Ethical, Metaphysical
William Fleming

Biografías y semblanzas Biographical references and lives of philosophers

Brief introduction to the thought of Ortega y Gasset

History of Philosophy Summaries

Historia de la Filosofía
Explanation of the thought of the great philosophers; summaries, exercises...

Historia de la Filosofía
Digital edition of the History of Philosophy by Jaime Balmes

Historia de la Filosofía
Digital edition of the History of Philosophy by Zeferino González

Vidas, opiniones y sentencias de los filósofos más ilustres
Complete digital edition of the work of Diogenes Laertius

Compendio de las vidas de los filósofos antiguos

A brief history of Greek Philosophy
B. C. Burt


A Short History of Philosophy




CAUSES (Occasional, Doctrine of)

CAUSES (Occasional, Doctrine of).—This phrase has been employed by the Cartesians to explain the mode of communication between mind and matter. The soul being a thinking substance, and extension being the essence of body, it is supposed that no intercourse can take place between them without the intervention of the First Cause.


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).



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