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.
His writings against Malebranche were collected under the title Dissertations sur la recherche de la verite, 1693.
La Recherche, " Aurores boreales," by MM.
Bobillier in the memoir Essai sur un nouveau mode de recherche des proprietes de l'etendue (Gerg.
Maillard in his These, Recherche des caracteristiques des systemes elementaires des courbes planes du troisieme ordre (Paris, 1871).
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.
De la recherche de la verite, livre ii.