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Anne Conway The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0521479045

ISBN-13: 9780521479042

Edition: 1996

Authors: Anne Conway, Allison P. Coudert, Taylor Corse, Karl Ameriks, Desmond M. Clarke

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Translated for the first time into modern English, Anne Conway's book is the most interesting and original philosophical work written by a woman in the 17th century. This fully annotated edition includes a chronology of her life.
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/18/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 116
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Born Anne Finch, this Cambridge Platonist philosopher became Viscountess Conway through her marriage in 1651 to Lord Edward Conway. Her father and husband were both high officials of state under Charles II. She was educated by tutors and shortly before her marriage began a correspondence with Henry More, who remained her philosophical mentor. After a serious illness at the age of 12, Conway suffered the rest of her life from chronic and severe headaches that kept her in constant pain for months at a time. Before her marriage she was treated by William Harvey (discoverer of the circulation of the blood); later her doctor was Francis Mercury van Helmont (1618--98). It was apparently through…    

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chronology
Further reading
Note on the text
The Principles of the Most ancient and Modern Philosophy
Unpublished Preface by Henry More
Published preface
God and his divine attributes
Index