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Vitalism and the new science : Anne Conway's response to the mechanization of nature

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Vitalism and the new science : Anne Conway's response to the mechanization of nature

Sheridan, Patricia (1994) Vitalism and the new science : Anne Conway's response to the mechanization of nature. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Conway espoused the vitalistic theory of matter as an answer to the faults in the mechanical concepts of nature advocated by Descartes, Hobbes and Spinoza. Her arguments are relevant to current feminist critiques of modernist epistemological paradigms in the hard and social sciences.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Sheridan, Patricia
Pagination:v, 85 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Philosophy
Date:1994
Thesis Supervisor(s):Allen, P
ID Code:6145
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:03 Sep 2009 09:49
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:49
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