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Ontologism is a philosophical system most associated with Nicholas Malebranche (1638-1715) which maintains that God and divine ideas are the first object of our intelligence and the intuition of God the first act of our intellectual knowledge.[1]


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  • Malebranche, Nicholas. Dialogues on Metaphysics and on Religion, trans. David Scott, ed. Nicholas Jolley. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
  • Malebranche, Nicholas. The Search After Truth, trans. Paul J. Olscamp, ed. Thomas Lennon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.