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- n. An ideological system which maintains that God and divine ideas are the first object of our intelligence and the intuition of God's existence the first act of our intellect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In theology, the doctrine that the human intellect has an immediate cognition of God as its proper object and the principle of all its cognitions.
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Arnold Geulincx 1625-1669 1 developed the ontologism and occasionalism which were latent in the Cartesian separation of mind and matter, and in the Cartesian principle that matter is essentially inert.
Tongiorgi (d. 1865) set to work to restore Scholastic philosophy, because it was found to be the most effective weapon against the errors of the time, i.e. traditionalism and ontologism, which had a numerous following among Catholic scholars in Italy, France, and
In psychology the illuminating and immediate action of God is the origin of our intellectual knowledge (at times it is pure ontologism); and the faculties of the soul are made substantially identical with the soul itself.
Malebranche was wrong in ascribing his own ontologism to the great Doctor, as were also many of his successors in the nineteenth century.
Now this "living God of conscience" can be discerned only through an intuition which we get by a sort of moral and dynamic ontologism.
The ontologism of Malebranche, as modified by Cardinal Gerdil, had been taught him at the Turin