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25 June 2021

Émilie Du Châtelet et la littérature philosophique clandestine

Talk | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM |

 La tradition de la critique féminine de la Bible: De Nogarola à Du Châtelet.

Ruth E. Hagengruber

Du Châtelet shared the liberal ideas of the radical Enlightenment. My reading reads the Examinations of the Bible in the context of the history of the ‘querelle des femmes’. I will then show that this biblical critique was not only directed against the Bible and the Church Fathers by women philosophers, but, that this biblical critique is much more, it is the critique of philosophy and its self-submission to the patriarchal commandments of religion. Finally, I position Du Châtelet in the tradition from Nogarola to Gournay. I will argue that the tradition of clandestine philosophy has a strong root in the philosophy of women philosophers and that, seen from this angle, Du Châtelet is not unique, but that she is also, seen from the history of the philosophy of women philosophers, well within a tradition and that, from this, we can re-examine the interpretation of the bible in the Enlightenment.


25 June 2021

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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