My research especially focuses on French Women Philosophers and Scientists in the early modern period, such as Marie de Gournay, Sophie Germain and Emilie du Châtelet. I am mainly concerned with their moral theories and their understanding of man in society, as well as with the status or role of man in the creation of God.
In Paderborn, I am currently working on a DFG-funded edition project of the “Historical-critical digital edition of the Paris Manuscripts of Emilie du Châtelet’s Institutions de physique”
I wrote my PhD thesis on Montaigne, Descartes and the question of original sin, which I analysed following a medical scheme. A large part of my research on Descartes was also dedicated to Elisabeth of Bohemia and her role in Descartes’ understanding of medicine and anthropology. The book is published by Classiques Garnier: Soigner l’humain – Péchés et remèdes chez Montaigne et Descartes.
Personal webpage: https://zenmem.academia.edu/JilMuller