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27 December 2018

Emilie du Châtelet between Leibniz and Kant: The Critical Turn

Talk | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM | University of Oxford, Oxford University Philosophy Society

Emilie du Châtelet was one of the most influential women philosophers of the Enlightenment. Her innovative writings on natural philosophy, physics, and mechanics had a decisive impact on pivotal scientific debates of the 18th Century.

In her talk, feminist historian of philosophy Professor Dr Ruth Hagengruber will explore the work of Emilie Du Châtelet along with its impact on 18th Century thought in Germany; particularly on Immanuel Kant. The divisive Kant-Eberhard controversy interrogated Kantian metaphysics and by extension traces an intellectual lineage through the work of Du Châtelet: on this basis, Hagengruber will redress this historical omission in the canon of academic philosophy. Join us to discuss any aspect of this topic, or to query Hagengruber on her current work as Head of Philosophy at the University of Paderborn and as Director of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists.

The event will take place in the Von Trott Room in the Jowett Walk Buildings. Entry is free for members, and will cost £3 for non-members. Membership of the society can be purchased at the door of any of our events. If you have any questions then feel free to contact us on Facebook.

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27 December 2018

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Balliol College, Oxford University
Oxford OX1 2JD
Oxford, United Kingdom
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