Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher by Sarah Hutton

By Sarah Hutton

This 2004 booklet used to be the 1st highbrow biography of 1 of the first actual English ladies philosophers. At a time while only a few girls got greater than easy schooling, woman Anne Conway wrote an unique treatise of philosophy, her rules of the main historical and glossy Philosophy, which challenged the main philosophers of her day - Descartes, Hobbes and Spinoza. Sarah Hutton's examine locations Anne Conway in her old and philosophical context, by way of reconstructing her social and highbrow milieu. She strains her highbrow improvement in terms of pals and co-workers reminiscent of Henry extra, Sir John Finch, F. M. van Helmont, Robert Boyle and George Keith. and he or she records Conway's debt to Cambridge Platonism and her curiosity in faith - an curiosity which prolonged past Christian orthodoxy to Quakerism, Judaism and Islam. Her ebook deals an perception into either the private lifetime of a truly deepest lady, and the richness of seventeenth-century highbrow culture.

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