[MaFLa] invitation to a talk on `Goodness in Anne Conway's Metaphysics` by Sarah Hutton - Tuesday, 8 November, 5.30 PM, Nádor 15, Room 103

Krisztina Biber Biberk at ceu.edu
Wed Nov 2 09:56:33 CET 2016

The CEU Department of Philosophy cordially invites you to a talk
(as part of its Departmental Colloquium series)
Sarah Hutton (University of York)
Goodness in Anne Conway's Metaphysics
Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 5.30 PM, Nádor 15, Room 103


In this paper I explore the role of the good in Anne Conway's Principia philosophiae (1690) in order to argue that Conway's conception of goodness is primarily metaphysical rather than moral. I show that for Conway goodness grounded in the goodness of God and structured into her ontology as the god-likeness of all created things. This provides the dynamic of perfectibility which ensures the overall tendency of all things for the best. Although Conway's account of the causal efficacy of goodness within her system is very much her own, her metaphysical conception of the good stands broadly within the Platonic tradition

Krisztina Biber
Department of Philosophy
Central European University
Nador u. 9. | 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Office: + 36.1.327.3806
biberk at ceu.edu<mailto:biberk at ceu.edu> | www.ceu.edu<http://www.ceu.edu>

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