Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher by Sarah Hutton

By Sarah Hutton

This 2004 ebook was once the 1st highbrow biography of 1 of the first actual English girls philosophers. At a time whilst only a few ladies acquired greater than simple schooling, woman Anne Conway wrote an unique treatise of philosophy, her ideas 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 historic and philosophical context, via reconstructing her social and highbrow milieu. She lines her highbrow improvement when it comes to acquaintances and colleagues resembling 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 bargains an perception into either the private lifetime of a truly inner most lady, and the richness of seventeenth-century highbrow culture.

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