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occasionalism

[uh-key-zhuh-nl-iz-uh m] /əˈkeɪ ʒə nlˌɪz əm/
noun, Philosophy
1.
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
1835-1845
1835-45; occasional + -ism
Related forms
occasionalist, noun
occasionalistic, adjective
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occasionalism

/əˈkeɪʒənəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the post-Cartesian theory that the seeming interconnection of mind and matter is effected by God
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