Émilie du Châtelet and the Birth of the Philosophy of PhysicsRobert DiSalle (University of Western Ontario)
1295 Commissioners Rd West
London N6K 1C9
- Western University
Newton’s Principia inspired countless philosophical commentators, but few with the insight and the qualifications— both scientific and philosophical— of Émilie du Châtelet (1706-1751). Her commentaries on Newton’s principles provide one of the first and best examples of the philosophical investigation of scientific ideas.
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