Émilie du Châtelet

In this lecture Ruth Hagengruber (Director of the Center for the History of Women Philosphers and Scientists, Professor of Philosphy, Paderborn University, Germany) is giving insight on the exploration of  “Du Châtelet between Leibniz and Kant.”
This course will focus on Du Châtelet and the Eberhard-Kant Controversy, including the problems of space and time in Leibniz, Kant and Du Châtelet. In the famous Kant-Eberhard controversy, we learn that Eberhard traces Kant’s roots back to Leibnizian philosophy and its commentators, including Du Châtelet, who he identifies as a key interpreter of Leibniz. This judgement has many interesting implications.

  • Literature

    Hagengruber, Ruth 2020. The Hidden Source. Emilie Du Châtelet and the Transcendental Turn, In: R. E. Hagengruber (ed.) Époque Émilienne. Philosophy and Science in the Age of Emilie Du Châtelet 1706-1749. Springer forthcoming.

    Hagengruber, Ruth 2019. Émilie Du Châtelet zwischen Leibniz und Kant. Du Châtelet in der Eberhard-Kant-Kontroverse, In R. Hagengruber & H. Hecht (Eds.), Emilie Du Châtelet und die deutsche Aufklärung.Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden; Imprint: Springer VS. S. 173–196.


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