Hartmut Hecht directed the publication of series VIII of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy’s standard edition of Leibniz. He has taught at Greifswald University, the European University Viadrina, and the Humboldt University of Berlin. His main areas of research are natural philosophy and history of science and philosophy with a focus on Leibniz and his reception during the European Enlightenment. Several of his papers are on Émilie Du Châtelet, including the recent “Three French Newtonians and their Leibnizian Background” and “In the Spirit of Leibniz–Two Approaches from 1742.”
We look forward to Dr. Hecht’s talk “On the Difficulties in Accepting Newton’s Dynamics,” which will take place at the upcoming event Dynamics and Reason: A Workshop On Du Châtelet and Kant, on February 9 and 10, 2023.