Workshop on the Philosophy of Émilie du Châtelet


Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30am to 5:00pm


Robbins Library, Second Floor Emerson Hall

9:30 – 10:00: Coffee and Welcome

10:00 – 11:15: Ruth Hagengruber (Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn, Germany), "Emilie Du Châtelet between Leibniz and Kant: Eberhard’s reference to Du Châtelet and the Transcendental Turn," comments by Katherine Brading (Duke).

11:30 – 12:45: Clara Carus (Harvard), "The underlying principles of Du Châtelet's Institutions de Physique - bridging Empiricism and Rationalism," comments by Andrew Janiak (Duke).

12:45 – 1:45: Catered lunch in the Philosopher’s Lounge*

1:45 – 3:00: Marius Stan (Boston College), "Newtonianism and the physics of Institutions de physique," comments by Alison Peterman (University of Rochester)

3:15 - 4:30: Anne-Lise Rey (Paris Nanterre, France), ""Hypotheses fingo. Certainty and Imagination in Du Châtelet's Institutions de Physique," comments by Colin Chamberlain (Temple)

4:30 - 5:00: Wine & Cheese Reception

* 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.