But there is no mention of Malebranche, whose Recherche de la verite had appeared three years before, nor of Arnauld, the illustrious rival of Malebranche.
Bobillier in the memoir Essai sur un nouveau mode de recherche des proprietes de l'etendue (Gerg.
His writings against Malebranche were collected under the title Dissertations sur la recherche de la verite, 1693.
De la recherche de la verite, livre ii.
Aussi ai-je remarque que l'auteur de la Recherche de la verite, M.
His Recherche de la verite, in 1674, was the baptism of the system into a theistic religion which borrowed its imagery from Augustine; it brought into prominence the metaphysical base which Louis Delaforge, Jacques Rohault and Regis had neither cared for nor understood.
Malebranche was from that hour consecrated to philosophy, and after ten years' study of the works of Descartes he produced the famous De la recherche de la verite, followed at intervals by other works, both speculative and controversial.
Maillard in his These, Recherche des caracteristiques des systemes elementaires des courbes planes du troisieme ordre (Paris, 1871).