By Sarah Hutton
Sarah Hutton units Anne Conway in her old and philosophical context during this highbrow biography of 1 of the first actual English ladies philosophers. Hutton strains Conway's highbrow improvement relating to associates and colleagues, and records her curiosity in religion--which prolonged past Christian orthodoxy to Quakerism, Judaism and Islam. Her ebook deals perception into the non-public lifetime of a really deepest girl, and the richness of seventeenth-century highbrow tradition.
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35 With such a collection in the family, the younger Conways were better supplied with books than they could have been at any English university. The future third Viscount Conway was probably destined by his father for a military education, following the family tradition. 36 Whatever his father’s intentions or his own ambitions might have been, the exigencies of the Civil War dictated that he became a soldier – of fate rather than of fortune. The deteriorating political situation at home resulted in his being abruptly recalled from France in 1642.
Henry More, Epistle Dedicatory (1659) to Immortality of the Soul (London and Cambridge, 1654). The high value that Lord Conway set on a training in philosophy is evident from a letter of 1674, in which he expressed disapproval at Sir George Rawdon’s proposal to remove his sons from Cambridge before they had done any philosophy there. Hastings MSS, HA 14525. His expectation was that his nephews should spend at least a couple of years at Cambridge, then proceed to the Inns of Court for a year and then travel to France.
Conway Letters, pp. 144 ff. More, Immortality, Epistle Dedicatory. In 1664 he asks Major Rawdon to get Dean Rust to re-read a book of More’s ‘and then tell us what he thinks of it’. Lord Conway to George Rawdon 28 Feb. 1664–5, Hastings MSS, HA 14415. Lord Conway to Sir George Rawdon, 28 Feb. , HA 14415. Mentioned in Hastings MSS, HA 14448, and Box 10, HA 14367. 61 His patronage of Jeremy Taylor during the interregnum, a time when the Church of England had been abolished and when Taylor was regarded with suspicion by the English Republic, is a clear indicator of the nature and strength of his commitment to religious toleration.
Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher by Sarah Hutton