A Woman Philosopher
By (author) Sarah Hutton
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Anne Conway by Sarah Hutton
Book DescriptionThis 2004 book was 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521835473
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sarah Hutton
British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, Hardback (June 2015)
Sarah Hutton presents a rich historical study of one of the most fertile periods in philosophy. It was in the seventeenth century that Britain first produced philosophers of international stature. Bacon, Hobbes, and Locke, and many other thinkers are shown in their intellectual, social, political, and religious context.
Anne Conway, Paperback (April 2009)
This 2004 book offers an insight into both the personal life of a very private woman, and the richness of seventeenth-century intellectual culture.
Platonism and the English Imagination, Paperback (November 2005)
The first comprehensive overview of the influence of Platonism on English literature.
Ralph Cudworth: A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality, Paperback (November 1996)» View all books by Sarah Hutton
A modern edition of an important seventeenth-century British treatise.
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Author Biography - Sarah Hutton
Sarah Hutton is Reader in Renaissance and Seventeenth-Century Studies at the School of Arts, Middlesex University. Her publications include The Conway Letters: the Correspondence of Anne, Viscountess Conway, Henry More and their Friends, 1642-1684 (1992, a revised edition of a collection originally edited by Marjorie Nicolson in 1930), Ralph Cudworth: A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality (Cambridge, 1996), Henry More (1614-1687): Tercentenary Studies (1990), and Platonism and the English Imagination (with Anna Baldwin, Cambridge, 1994).
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