occasionalism

occasionalism

[uh-key-zhuh-nl-iz-uhm]
noun Philosophy.
a theory that there is no natural interaction between mind and matter, but that God makes mental events correspond to physical perceptions and actions.

Origin:
1835–45; occasional + -ism

occasionalist, noun
occasionalistic, adjective
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occasionalism (əˈkeɪʒənəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
the post-Cartesian theory that the seeming interconnection of mind and matter is effected by God

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