Margaret Cavendish: Observations upon Experimental Philosophy / Edition 1

Margaret Cavendish: Observations upon Experimental Philosophy / Edition 1

by Margaret Cavendish
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521776759

ISBN-13: 9780521776752

Pub. Date: 11/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Margaret Cavendish's Observations upon Experimental Philosophy holds a unique position in early modern philosophy. Cavendish rejects the picture of nature as a grand machine that was propounded by Hobbes and Descartes; she also rejects the alternative views of nature that make reference to immaterial spirits. Instead she develops an original system of organicist

Overview

Margaret Cavendish's Observations upon Experimental Philosophy holds a unique position in early modern philosophy. Cavendish rejects the picture of nature as a grand machine that was propounded by Hobbes and Descartes; she also rejects the alternative views of nature that make reference to immaterial spirits. Instead she develops an original system of organicist materialism, and draws on the doctrines of ancient Stoicism to attack the tenets of seventeenth-century mechanical philosophy. Her treatise is a document of major importance in the history of women's contributions to philosophy and science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521776752
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
923,934
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

An argumental discourse; The table of all the principal subjects; Observations upon experimental philosophy; Further observations upon experimental philosophy; Observations upon the opinions of some ancient philosophers.

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