Malebranchism
Malebranchism Male*branch"ism, n. The philosophical system of Malebranche, an eminent French metaphysician. The fundamental doctrine of his system is that the mind can not have knowledge of anything external to itself except in its relation to God. [1913 Webster]

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  • malebranchism — mal·e·branch·ism …   English syllables

  • malebranchism — |malə|branˌchizəm noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: French malebranchisme, from Nicolas de Malebranche died 1715 French metaphysician + French isme ism : a philosophical system based on the premise that the mind cannot have… …   Useful english dictionary

  • skepticism — /skep teuh siz euhm/, n. 1. skeptical attitude or temper; doubt. 2. doubt or unbelief with regard to a religion, esp. Christianity. 3. (cap.) the doctrines or opinions of philosophical Skeptics; universal doubt. Also, scepticism. [1640 50; < NL… …   Universalium

  • Herbert of Cherbury (Lord) and the Cambridge Platonists — Lord Herbert of Cherbury and the Cambridge Platonists Sarah Hutton The philosophy of Lord Herbert of Cherbury (1582/3–1648) and of the Cambridge Platonists exemplifies the continuities of seventeenth century thought with Renaissance philosophy.… …   History of philosophy

  • malebranchist — chə̇st noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: French malebranchiste, from Nicolas de Malebranche died 1715 + French iste ist : an advocate of or believer in Malebranchism …   Useful english dictionary

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