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Suitable topics for exploration include, among others, the debate on the vis viva, the reception of the concept of monades/êtres simples in the natural sciences, the formation of epistemological concepts in the tension between apriorism and empiricism, the development of the infinitesimal calculus, the debate on determinism, the theory of morality and the critique of religion.
The contributions should have a thematic reference to the writings of Émilie Du Châtelet, to their intellectual surroundings (Voltaire, Fontenelle, Maupertuis, Bernoulli, Wolff, Euler) and/or to their reception in the French (La Mettrie, Diderot, die Encyclopédie) and German Enlightenment (Luise Kulmus Gottsched up to the young Kant), and in other European countries (like Greece and Italy).
Please submit your abstract (ca. 100-300 words) at the latest by March 5th, 2017 to Ruth Hagengruber or Pascal Delhom Submissions (in .pdf or .doc format) should bear the name of the author(s) and affiliation(s). Participants will receive an answer by March 12th, 2017. The conference languages are English, French and German.