Our Series on Emilie du Chatelet goes on introducing the research on Emilie du Chatelet done by the Director of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientist Ruth Hagengruber.
Over the years she has published several works on Emilie du Chatelet and launched various research projects. The work on Emilie du Chatelet has always been a great passion of Prof. Dr. Hagengruber. Current projects related to Emilie du Chatelet at the Center for the HWPS are the Paris Manuscripts as well as the St. Petersburger Manuscripts.
In addition Ruth E. Hagengruber quite recently published a Book chapter in “Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences”. Here is a short abstract of the chapter:
Of the many outstanding female philosophers of the European Enlightenment, Emilie Du Châtelet excelled as a physicist, a philosopher, and a mathematician, as well as a Bible critic. She was famous in her lifetime and was not completely forgotten thereafter. Among her admirers, correspondents and friends were the most acknowledged scholars of her time, including Voltaire, Clairault, Maupertuis, Diderot, Helvetius, La Mettrie, Buffon, Christian Wolff, Leonard Euler, and Johann II Bernoulli. Her philosophical work enjoyed a high reputation and her opus magnum, the Institutions physiques, was translated into Italian and German and proved her to be an intellectual of European stature. Du Châtelet left an opus of quite systematic breadth. This impressive publishing activity excels in the amount of its scientific and philosophical production to which a vast collection of manuscripts must be added.
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