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Margaret Cavendish: Observations upon Experimental Philosophy

Margaret Cavendish: Observations upon Experimental Philosophy by Margaret Cavendish
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Margaret Cavendish's 1668 edition of Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, presented here in a 2001 edition, holds a unique position in early modern philosophy. Cavendish rejects the Aristotelianism which was taught in the universities in the seventeenth century, and the picture of nature as a grand machine which was propounded by Hobbes, Descartes and members of the Royal Society of London, such as Boyle. She also rejects the views of nature which 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.
Cambridge University Press; October 2001
339 pages; ISBN 9780511034404
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Title: Margaret Cavendish: Observations upon Experimental Philosophy
Author: Margaret Cavendish; Eileen O'Neill
 
ISBNs
0511034407
9780511034404
9780521772044