The Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists http://historyofwomenphilosophers.org/ recently acquired the Du Châtelet manuscripts contained in the Voltaire Collection of the Russian National Library at Saint Petersburg. In this workshop, the Center’s working group that focuses on the respective writings will give an introduction into new aspects of the Du Châtelet research arising from their insights into the manuscripts.
The Unknown Du Châtelet: Inedita from St. Petersburg
2018, January 23rd, 4 – 8 pm
Welcome and Commentaries
Sarah Hutton (University of York)
Stefanie Ertz (Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn)
Inedita from St. Petersburg: some new details from the intellectual biography of Mme Du Châtelet
Elena Muceni (Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn)
Emilie Du Châtelet’s intellectual background
Ana Rodrigues (Paderborn University)
Du Châtelet on social order and the foundations of morals
George Vlahakis (Hellenic Open University Patras)
The “Greek” Emilie and her role for the re-appearance of metaphysics in natural philosophy books during modern Greek Enlightenment
All are welcomed to attend!
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