Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher by Sarah Hutton

By Sarah Hutton

Sarah Hutton units Anne Conway in her ancient and philosophical context during this highbrow biography of 1 of the first actual English girls philosophers. Hutton lines Conway's highbrow improvement on the subject of associates and colleagues, and records her curiosity in religion--which prolonged past Christian orthodoxy to Quakerism, Judaism and Islam. Her ebook bargains perception into the private lifetime of a truly deepest girl, and the richness of seventeenth-century highbrow tradition.

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Adam, P. Tannery and B. Rochot (Paris: Vrin, 1974), vol. V. Webster (1969), Gabbey (1982). Also Hall (1990). On the reception of Cartesianism in England, see Nicolson (1929), Lamprecht (1935), Laudan (1966), Pacchi, (1973), Gascoigne (1989) and Rogers (1985). Kearney (1959), Costello (1958), Gascoigne (1989). Henry More, Immortality, p. 13, in his A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings (London and Cambridge, 1662). , p. 12. C. 18 Henry More was not the first Englishman to take an interest in Descartes.

Henry More, Immortality, p. 13, in his A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings (London and Cambridge, 1662). , p. 12. C. 18 Henry More was not the first Englishman to take an interest in Descartes. 20 He owned a copy of the Principia, as did Pell. 23 There were others besides More who proposed that Cartesianism should be introduced into the university curriculum. 26 The popularity of Cartesianism is attested by the fact that, in 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 John Worthington, The Diary and Correspondence of John Worthington, ed.

71). The house at Portmore was demolished in the eighteenth century: all that remains are the ruined outer walls. 69 Anne Conway pursued philosophy in the privacy of her own home. The space she made for philosophy in her life was very much a private space. ’72 Her letters cover a range of subjects, including domestic matters. But household and even estate management are topics reserved for letters to her husband and Irish relatives. In two unpublished letters she writes of the difficulties of obtaining a lady’s maid who can speak French and do her hair.

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