Émilie Du Châtelet: 310th Anniversary - Co-sponsored by the Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science


Fri - Sat, Nov 18 to Nov 19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm


The Terrace Lounge, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave

Free Staged Reading of Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson Directed by Judy Braha (CFA School of Theater), with a Panel Discussion and Talk Back to follow.

"The Evolution of Emilie Du Chatelet's Ways of Thinking: From the "Metaphysique d'Amour" to a "Metaphysique du Tout," Judith Zinsser, History, Miami University, Ohio

"How Much Did She See? Du Chatelet's Commentary on Newton's Principia," George Smith, Philosophy, Tufts University

"Du Chatelet and the Fight Over Metaphysics," Ruth Hagengruber, Philosophy, Paderborn University, Germany

Saturday 2:30-5:30pm

"Substance and Body in Du Chatelet's Institutions de Physique," Marius Stan, Philosophy, Boston College

"Emilie Du Chatelet & the Scope of Physics in the Early Eighteenth Century," Andrew Janiak, Philosophy, Duke University

"Beyond the Newtonians: Du Chatelet's Quest in her Institutions de Physique," Katherine Brading, History & Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame