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By Ludwig Wittgenstein

The so much entire version but released of Wittgenstein’s 1929 lecture features a never-before released first draft and makes clean claims for its value in Wittgenstein’s oeuvre.

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P. . Shapiro ‘Princess Elizabeth and Descartes’, .  Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century rejection of Descartes’ neo-Stoic advice about overcoming depression. In the seventeenth century, the vapours were a medical condition where ‘exhalations’ in the stomach or spleen were supposed to rise up into the brain and produce a mental imbalance. More generally, the vapours are a ‘depression of spirits, hypochondria, hysteria, or other nervous disorder’ (OED).  The vapours are also a typically female ailment.

In the s, Cavendish actively courted the attention of this circle of thinkers.  Yet Cavendish has an ambivalent attitude to the theories of the Cambridge men. In so far as Cavendish supports materialism, her position radically differs from the Cambridge school; but where she diverges from Hobbes, Cavendish holds a surprising number of the Platonist’s views. Like the Cambridge men, Cavendish explicitly rejects Hobbes’s mechanistic conception of nature, and she defends the view that animals have the capacity for sense and reason.

Yet Cavendish has an ambivalent attitude to the theories of the Cambridge men. In so far as Cavendish supports materialism, her position radically differs from the Cambridge school; but where she diverges from Hobbes, Cavendish holds a surprising number of the Platonist’s views. Like the Cambridge men, Cavendish explicitly rejects Hobbes’s mechanistic conception of nature, and she defends the view that animals have the capacity for sense and reason. She also employs a method of argument that is distinctive of Henry More’s explanatory approach to the natural world.

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