Jil Muller-Research Profile

I am Deputy Head of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists and Assistant Professor for Philosophy at Paderborn University.

My research especially focuses on French Women Philosophers and Scientists in the early modern period, such as Marie de Gournay, Sophie Germain and Émilie du Châtelet, and I am mainly concerned with their moral theories and their understanding of man in society. I am interested in the religious themes discussed in philosophy, such as for example the newly discussed proofs of the existence of God.

Furthermore, I am interested in medical and anatomical theories in the early modern period, in the functioning of the human body and in the connection between dysfunctions of the body and the moral behaviour.

I received my PhD at the University of Strasbourg, with a dissertation on Montaigne, Descartes and the question of original sin. I have published my book Soigner le corps humain. Péchés et remèdes chez Montaigne et Descartes with Classiques Garnier. 

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