History of Philosophy Workshop

The Harvard History of Philosophy Workshop brings together scholars working on the history of philosophy across a variety of historical periods and traditions. We meet intermittently during the course of the academic year to discuss work in progress. All are welcome to attend.

If you have questions about the workshop or if you are interested in subscribing to the workshop listserve please contact Jeff McDonough. We are grateful to the Harvard Department of Philosophy and to the committee for the Provostial Funds in the Arts and Humanities at Harvard University for their financial support.

A list of archived workshop events is available here

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2016 Nov 18

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

Location: 

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,...

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