- Ni·co·las de [nee-kaw-lah duh] /ni kɔˈlɑ də/, 1638–1715, French philosopher.
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He derives much from Malebranche, and it may be said he only pushes his theories to their extreme.Initiation into Philosophy
In the transition from dualism to monism Malebranche served as a mediator.A History of French Literature
Tradition will have that it sheltered the reveries of Malebranche.The Spell of the Heart of France
Malebranche's Search after Truth had been translated from the French not long before.
Malebranche: (Priest and philosopher, 17th c.) We see all in God, who is in fact our soul.Handbook of Freethought
- Nicolas (nikɔlɑ). 1638–1715, French philosopher. Originally a follower of Descartes, he developed the philosophy of occasionalism, esp in De la recherche de la vérité (1674)