Publication details for Dr Emily ThomasThomas, Emily (2017). Time, Space, and Process in Anne Conway. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 25(5): 990-1010.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0960-8788, 1469-3526
- DOI: 10.1080/09608788.2017.1302408
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Many scholars have drawn attention to the way that elements of Anne Conway’s system anticipate ideas found in Leibniz. This paper explores the relationship between Conway and Leibniz’s work with regard to time, space, and process. It argues – against existing scholarship – that Conway is not a proto-Leibnizian relationist about time or space, and in fact her views lie much closer to those of Henry More; yet Conway and Leibniz agree on the primacy of process. This exploration advances our understanding of Conway’s system, and the intellectual relationships between Conway, More, and Leibniz.