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17. Mind and Body / A. Mind-Body Dualism / 4. Occasionalism

[a third force (God) co-ordinates mind and matter]

5 ideas
Without God's influence every operation would stop, so God causes everything [Aquinas]
Mind and body can't influence one another, but God wouldn't intervene in the daily routine [Leibniz]
Occasionalism give a false view of natural laws, miracles, and substances [Leibniz, by Jolley]
Rule occasionalism says God's actions follow laws, not miracles [Molnar]
Occasionalism contradicts the Eucharist, which needs genuine changes of substance [Arthur,R]