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There are no pure bodies: The monotheistic spiritual naturalism of Anne Conway, part 4

[… continued from last post] White, Carol Wayne, The Legacy of Anne Conway (1631 – 1679) : Reverberations from a Mystical Naturalism (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008).  There is no nice way to say it: this is … Continue reading

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There are no pure bodies: The monotheistic spiritual naturalism of Anne Conway, part 3

[… continued from last post] ◊ Nye, Andrea, Feminism and Modern Philosophy : An Introduction (New York: Routledge, 2004).  Andrea Nye is an emeritus professor of philosophy whose work, like that of Jane Duran, is steeped in feminist theory.  In … Continue reading

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There are no pure bodies: The monotheistic spiritual naturalism of Anne Conway, part 2

[… continued from last post] ◊ Hutton, Sarah, Anne Conway : A Woman Philosopher (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).  I referred to this book in my entry for David Byrne, whose work is in many ways comparable.  Both authors have … Continue reading

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There are no pure bodies: The monotheistic spiritual naturalism of Anne Conway, part 1

The books I was waiting for, re: Anne Conway, have all arrived and I’ve been reading from them diligently.  By happenstance my discovery of Conway coincided with my receiving a “bonus” from my employer, and this enabled me to buy, … Continue reading

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How I discovered Anne Conway

I want to tell how I’ve just come to discover Lady Anne Conway (1631-79).  Not because anyone should care that much as to the “how” of it, but more to illustrate the fortuity that has characterized my unstructured self-education in … Continue reading

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The Fall of Man and the Foundations of Science

The subject line for this entry is the title of a book by Peter Harrison (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).  In this book and in two earlier books, The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science (1998) and ‘Religion’ … Continue reading

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