Mitieli Seixas da Silva on Analysis and Mathematics in Du Châtelet

New Voices Talk Series | 18.08 | 5 PM | Mitieli Seixas da Silva | Analysis and Mathematics in Du Châtelet's Method for Truth

The next presentation in the Summer 2022 series of New Voices talks will be Mitieli Seixas da Silva (UFSM, Brazil), giving a paper on “Analysis and Mathematics in Du Châtelet’s Method for Truth.” This online talk will be hosted on Zoom on Thursday the 18th of August, at 5PM CET.
Mitieli Seixas da Silva is professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Santa Maria (Brazil). She holds a Master’s degree from the Erasmus Mundus Europhilosophie Consortium of the Université du Luxembourg (2011) and a PhD in Philosophy from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2016). Her research focuses primarily on the following areas: Émilie du Châtelet’s epistemology, women in the history of modern philosophy, Kantian theoretical philosophy, teaching and philosophy, and virtue epistemology applied to education.
Abstract of the talk: The talk will review a philosophical dispute over the introduction of new methods of proof in mathematics associated with the notion of analysis, in order to investigate the reason why Émilie du Châtelet considered it necessary to introduce a Solution Analytique in her translation of Newton’s Principia. This exegesis will allow us to draw some lessons about the method for science in general within Émilie du Châtelet’s philosophical project.
I hope many of you will be able to join us for an interesting talk and a friendly and engaged discussion!  If you have registered for the New Voices talk series previously, you do not need to register again. If you haven’t registered before and need a Zoom link, please register here: contact@historyofwomenphilosophers.org (an email that indicates your full name and has ‘New Voices Talk Series’ in the subject is sufficient).

New Voices is an international group for scholars working on women in the history of philosophy at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists. New Voices intends to interconnect and further the work of scholars in the field of Women Philosophers in the History of Philosophy. New Voices is currently organized by Clara Carus, Jil Muller, and Aaron Wells, with the help of Violeta Milicevic and the rest of the team at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (directed by Ruth Hagengruber).

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