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Malebranche +‎ -ism

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  1. The theological-philosophical system of the French philosopher Nicolas Malebranche (1638–1715), based on the doctrine that the mind can not have knowledge of anything external to itself except in its relation to God.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Malebranchism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)