ECC – Emilie du Chatelet 

We are also happy to announce that there is a new article on Emilie du Chatelet in our Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts. Pelayo Areins wrote about the Emilie du Chatelet’s meaning of Hypotheses. 

Here is a short abstract of the article: “Émilie Du Châtelet argues that hypotheses are necessary, fundamental tools for the progress of natural philosophy and for physics. In her Institutions de physique, she explores what kinds of hypotheses should be admitted in natural philosophy and what kinds should be avoided. Along the way, she challenges the two leading camps on hypotheses: the Newtonian and Cartesian conception of hypotheses.”

If you are curious to read on, here is the link to the full article.

 

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