Lady Mary Shepherd’s criticism of William Lawrence in 'An Essay on the Relation of Cause and Effect'

Event Date: Friday, May 17 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

College of Charleston philosophy Professor Deborah Boyle discusses Lady Mary Shepherd's criticism of William Lawrence in An Essay on the Relation of Cause and Effect. Q&A to follow. Free.

Date: Friday, May 17th
Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm
Place: Humanities Building, Room 587

Deborah Boyle earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Wellesley College and her master’s and doctorate at University of Pittsburgh (1999). Her primary research interests are in the history of modern philosophy, especially early modern women philosophers and David Hume. She has published articles on Mary Astell, Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, Descartes and Hume.

Boyle’s books include Lady Mary Shepherd: Selected Writings (Library of Scottish Philosophy, 2019), Descartes on Innate on Ideas (Continuum, 2009) and The Well-Ordered Universe: The Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Hume illustration credit to Petra Eriksson.