Location: Shorewood Village Center
Margaret Cavendish was a seventeenth century aristocrat, philosopher, poet, scientist, and playwright. Her works introduced naturalism - the idea or belief that only natural laws rather than spiritual or supernatural forces operate in the world - to philosophy and science. Cavendish also wrote on gender, free agency, authority, power, and manners. Dr. Gregory Sadler will explore Cavendish’s writing, life, and legacy, and how her works influence modern-day philosophy.