Margaret Cavendish: Observations upon Experimental Philosophy

Margaret Cavendish: Observations upon Experimental Philosophy

by Margaret Cavendish, Eileen O'Neill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521772044

ISBN-13: 9780521772044

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

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:
9780521772044
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)
Lexile:
1250L (what's this?)

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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