Margaret cavendish on the order and infinitude of nature

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At last, when the Duchess saw that no patterns would do her any good in framing her world; she resolved to make a world of her own invention, and this world was composed of sensitive and rational self-moving matter... which world after it was made, appeared so curious and full of variety, so well ordered and wisely governed, that it cannot possibly be expressed by words, nor the delight and pleasure which the Duchess took in making this world of her own. (BW, 188).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-239
Number of pages21
JournalHistory of Philosophy Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2018

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  • Margaret cavendish
  • Nature
  • Order


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