David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge University Press (1996)
Anne Conway was an extraordinary figure in a remarkable age. Her mastery of the intricate doctrines of the Lurianic Kabbalah, her authorship of a treatise criticising the philosophy of Descartes, Hobbes, and Spinoza, and her scandalous conversion to the despised sect of Quakers indicate a strength of character and independence of mind wholly unexpected (and unwanted) in a woman at the time. Translated for the first time into modern English, her Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy is the most interesting and original philosophical work written by a woman in the seventeenth century. Her radical and unorthodox ideas are important not only because they anticipated the more tolerant, ecumenical, and optimistic philosophy of the Enlightenment, but also because of their influence on Leibniz. This fully annotated edition includes an introduction which places Conway in her historical and philosophical contexts, together with a chronology of her life and a bibliography.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$39.09 used (31% off) $68.96 new Amazon page|
|Call number||B1201.C553.P7416 1996|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Penelope Deutscher (2000). "Imperfect Discretion": Interventions Into the History of Philosophy by Twentieth-Century French Women Philosophers. Hypatia 15 (2):160-180.
Elizabeth Potter (1988). Modeling the Gender Politics in Science. Hypatia 3 (1):19-33.
Marcy P. Lascano (2013). Anne Conway: Bodies in the Spiritual World. Philosophy Compass 8 (4):327-336.
Paula Findlen (2002). Ideas in the Mind: Gender and Knowledge in the Seventeenth Century. Hypatia 17 (1):183-196.
Paula Findlen (2002). Ideas in the Mind: Gender and Knowledge in the Seventeenth Century. [REVIEW] Hypatia 17 (1):183-196.
Similar books and articles
Anne Finch, The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy God, Christ, and Creatures The Nature of Spirit and Matter.
Margaret Cavendish Newcastle (2001). Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Jacqueline Broad (2002). Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge University Press.
Jon Miller & Brad Inwood (eds.) (2003). Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Jane Duran (1989). Anne Viscountess Conway: A Seventeenth Century Rationalist. Hypatia 4 (1):64 - 79.
Steven M. Nadler (2006). Spinoza's Ethics: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
Kevin Hart (2009). Contemplation: Beyond and Behind. Sophia 48 (4):435-459.
Marjorie Hope Nicolson (ed.) (1992). The Conway Letters: The Correspondence of Anne, Viscountess Conway, Henry More, and Their Friends, 1642-1684. Clarendon Press.
E. J. Ashworth (1986). The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy Anne Conway Edited and with an Introduction by Peter Loptson International Archives of the History of Ideas, Vol. 101 The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1982. Pp. 252. [REVIEW] Dialogue 25 (04):821-.
Donald Rutherford (ed.) (2006). The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads84 ( #49,450 of 1,796,189 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #284,809 of 1,796,189 )
How can I increase my downloads?