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  Artem Krotov. Fenelon and Malebranche: Two trends in the religious philosophy of the XVII Сentury
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Artem Krotov. Fenelon and Malebranche: Two trends in the religious philosophy of the XVII Сentury

In this article is analyzed the attitude of Fenelon and Malebranche to quietism, examined the doctrine of Fenelon about of the way to God and the Malebranche’s criticism of this doctrine. In the article is also analyzed a problem of the attitude of God to the world in the works of Fenelon and Malebranche.  In the article are compared the political platforms of Fenelon and Malebranche. The comparison of their doctrines led to the conclusion that the theoretical differences of Fenelon and Malebranche didn’t exclude some resemblance of their positions, which is connected in the first place with the influence of Descartes. This influence is present in the works of both philosophers.

 

Keywords: Fenelon, Malebranche, quietism, cartesianisme.