Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher by Sarah Hutton

By Sarah Hutton

Sarah Hutton units Anne Conway in her historic and philosophical context during this highbrow biography of 1 of the first actual English girls philosophers. Hutton strains Conway's highbrow improvement in terms of buddies and colleagues, and records her curiosity in religion--which prolonged past Christian orthodoxy to Quakerism, Judaism and Islam. Her booklet deals perception into the private lifetime of a really inner most lady, and the richness of seventeenth-century highbrow tradition.

Show description

Read or Download Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher PDF

Best professionals & academics books

Mice in the Freezer, Owls on the Porch: The Lives of Naturalists Frederick and Frances Hamerstrom

    Mice within the Freezer, Owls at the Porch is in lots of methods a love story—about a quiet scientist and his flamboyant spouse, but additionally approximately their passions for searching, for wild lands, and for the grouse and raptor species that they have been instrumental in saving from destruction.    From the papers and letters of Frederick and Frances Hamerstrom, the memories of contemporaries, and her personal lengthy friendship with this amazing couple who have been her acquaintances, Helen Corneli attracts an intimate photo of Fran and "Hammy" from youth during the genesis and maturation of a romantic, inventive, and clinical dating.

The Man Who Rode the Tiger: The Life and Times of Judge Samuel Seabury

The fellow Who Rode the Tiger is the dramatic tale of the largest research of political corruption in American municipal heritage.

Lies, Lust and Love Over Lunch: A Matchmaker's Lessons of Rhythm and Blues

In Lies, Lust and Love Over Lunch, Krista White stocks with you the helpful knowledge she has attained over years of being a winning matchmaker. courting should be an unpredictable thing—it could be a actually brilliant event, or it could simply develop into an ungainly, ungraceful event for either events if it takes a improper flip.

Theodore Roosevelt Abroad: Nature, Empire, and the Journey of an American President

In a existence filled with momentous episodes, Theodore Roosevelt's fifteen-month post-presidential odyssey to Africa and Europe hasn't ever been given its due position. A story of bold experience, overseas star, a friendship misplaced, and a political legacy reworked, Theodore Roosevelt in another country is the 1st complete account of this significant time in historical past.

Additional info for Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher

Example text

Hastings MSS, HA 14347 and HA 1439. Edward Conway to George Rawdon, 20 Feb. 1650, Hastings MSS, HA 14349. 33 Of Edward Conway’s education we know little. 34 The Civil War disrupted the tour of Europe on which he had embarked in 1640. From this we may conclude that he was not a man of learning. However, this does not mean that his cultural horizons were narrow. On the contrary, his father was a highly cultured man, abreast of new developments in philosophy and literature, with a large range of interests from ‘chymistry’ to writing plays.

Building work started after the death of his wife Anne, and he made provision for its completion in his will. Lord Conway’s choice of Hooke as architect may have been the result of a recommendation from the Boyle family. Equally, he was probably impressed by the celebrated Montagu House, designed by Hooke for Baron Montagu, and situated not far from his London house in Queen Street. Robert Hooke, Fellow of the Royal Society (1635–1703) is best known as an engineer and for his work on microscopes.

It is a letter which both reveals and conceals. But the surface of this letter uses the terminology and categories of an acceptable stereotype. It might be argued that it was childlessness that gave Anne Conway leisure to philosophise. But we should remember that motherhood was not necessarily an impediment for women of her class who wished to cultivate their minds. It is true that several of the small band of female philosophers of her time were women who had no children, for example Princess Elizabeth, Margaret Cavendish and Queen Christina of Sweden.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.97 of 5 – based on 6 votes