Margaret Cavendish and Joseph Glanvill: science, religion, and witchcraft

@article{Broad2007MargaretCA,
  title={Margaret Cavendish and Joseph Glanvill: science, religion, and witchcraft},
  author={Jacqueline Broad},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={38},
  pages={493-505}
}
  • J. Broad
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Abstract Many scholars point to the close association between early modern science and the rise of rational arguments in favour of the existence of witches. For some commentators, it is a poor reflection on science that its methods so easily lent themselves to the unjust persecution of innocent men and women. In this paper, I examine a debate about witches between a woman philosopher, Margaret Cavendish (1623–1673), and a fellow of the Royal Society, Joseph Glanvill (1636–1680). I argue that… Expand
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