Anne Conway, a Woman Philosopher

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dc.contributor.author Hutton, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-11T09:36:48Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-11T09:36:48Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-11
dc.identifier.citation Hutton , S 2008 , Anne Conway, a Woman Philosopher . Cambridge University Press . en
dc.identifier.isbn 052183547X
dc.identifier.other PURE: 92155
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1008
dc.description Hutton, Sarah, Anne Conway, a Woman Philosopher (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) en
dc.description.abstract This is the first intellectual biography of one of the very first English women philosophers. At a time when very few women received more than basic education, Lady Anne Conway wrote an original treatise of philosophy, her Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy, which challenged the major philosophers of her day - Descartes, Hobbes and Spinoza. Sarah Hutton¿s study places Anne Conway in her historical and philosophical context, by reconstructing her social and intellectual milieu. She traces her intellectual development in relation to friends and associates such as Henry More, Sir John Finch, F. M. van Helmont, Robert Boyle, and George Keith. And she documents Conway¿s debt to Cambridge Platonism and her interest in religion - an interest which extended beyond Christian orthodoxy to Quakerism, Judaism and Islam. Her book offers an insight into both the personal life of a very private woman, and the richness of seventeenth-century intellectual culture. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.title Anne Conway, a Woman Philosopher en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book en
dc.contributor.institution Department of English and Creative Writing en


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