Lady Anne Conway

[Revised entry by Sarah Hutton on March 7, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Lady Anne Conway (nee Anne Finch) was one of a tiny minority of seventeenth-century women who was able to pursue an
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[Revised entry by Sarah Hutton on March 7, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Lady Anne Conway (nee Anne Finch) was one of a tiny minority of seventeenth-century women who was able to pursue an interest in philosophy. She was associated with the Cambridge Platonists, particularly Henry More (1614-1687). Her only surviving treatise, Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy, was published posthumously and anonymously in 1690. This propounds an ontology of...

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