Nicolas de Malebranche was a French philosopher of the Cartesian school who lived from 1638 to 1715. Pierre Bayle named him "the premier philosopher of our age". One of his works is the famous De la recherche de la vérité.
“I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.” - Nicolas de Malebranche
by Keith Godat July 12, 2006