Nicholas Malebranche was a 17th-18th century French Cartesian philosopher. Born deformed, he attended the Sorbonne and studied theology until age 22, at which time he was accepted into the Congregation of the Oratory. Wrote several treatises on nature, truth, and other philosophical kinds of things. He put forth the idea that each thought pertaining to external matters that humans have comes directly from the mind of God.

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