3 Days left until Dynamics and Reason – Du Châtelet and Kant

There are three days left until we at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists are hosting the workshop Dynamics and Reason – Du Châtelet and Kant.

To increase the excitement for our upcoming workshop, checkt out the Teaser.

Find out about the schedule and speakers here.





Despite a recent surge of scholarly interest in Émilie Du Châtelet, we are far from adequately understanding many dimensions of her work and its influence. Kant’s relation to Du Châtelet raises particular challenges. He read her work and responded to it in his first publication on “Living Forces.” It remains unclear, however, to what extent he was influenced by other key features of her work, such as her theory of space and time, her distinctive version of idealism, and her account of mathematical objects as partly dependent on our faculty of imagination.

The workshop is hosted at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists  organized by Director, Ruth Hagengruber and Aaron Wells. The workshop is held in cooperation with Jeff McDonough and the Harvard History of Philosophy Workshop.


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