The Philosophy of Émilie Du Châtelet
Robbins Library, 2nd floor
25 Quincy Street
- Harvard History of Philosophy Workshop
- Jorge Paulo Lemann Funds for course innovation and entrepreneurship
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Workshop on the Philosophy of Émilie du Châtelet
The Harvard Philosophy Department and the Harvard History of Philosophy Workshop is pleased to host this international workshop on the philosophy of Émilie du Châtelet.
This is a pre-reading format and the sessions will focus on discussion of the circulated papers. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. Please register in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the papers and for planning purposes.
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 9.30 am - 5.00pm
Location: Robbins Library, Second Floor, Emerson Hall, Harvard University
9:30 – 10:00: Coffee and Welcome
10:00 – 11:15: Emilie Du Châtelet between Leibniz and Kant: Eberhard’s Reference to Du Châtelet and the Transcendental Turn
Author: Ruth Hagengruber (Director of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn, Germany) Commentator: Katherine Brading (Duke)
11:30 – 12:45: The Underlying Principles of Du Châtelet's Institutions de Physique - Bridging Empiricism and Rationalism
Author: Clara Carus (Harvard) Commentator: Andrew Janiak (Duke)
12:45 – 1:45: Catered lunch in the Philosopher’s Lounge*
1:45 – 3:00: Newtonianism and the Physics of Institutions de Physique
Author: Marius Stan (Boston College) Commentator: Alison Peterman (Rochester)
3:15-4:30: Hypotheses fingo. Certainty and Imagination in Du Châtelet's Institutions de Physique
Author: Anne-Lise Rey (Paris Nanterre, France) Colin Chamberlain (Temple)
4:30-5:00: Cheese and Wine Reception
Many thanks to the Jorge Paulo Lemann Funds for course innovation and entrepreneurship, the Harvard History of Philosophy Workshop and the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University for making this event possible.
Organized by: Prof. Jeffrey McDonough and Dr. Clara Carus
*Third Floor Emerson Hall. All are welcome to attend the catered lunch, but please let us know if you are coming by February 7 so that we can order enough food.
February 17, 2020, 12:00pm EST
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