Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy
Margaret Cavendish's 1668 Observations upon Experimental Philosophy holds a unique position in early modern philosophy, drawing on the doctrines of ancient Stoicism to attack the tenets of seventeenth-century mechanical philosophy. Her treatise is a document of major importance in the history of women's contributions to philosophy and science.
"Eileen O'Neill's edition of the 1668 edition of this text (the first was printed in 1666) will go a long way to making Cavendish accessible to a modern audience. O'Neill's edition of the Observations is textually impeccable." Isis "This is a significant, and welcome addition to scholarship." Philosophy in Review