Émilie Du Châtelet: Physics, Metaphysics and the Case of Gravity

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When Émilie Du Châtelet published her magnum opus, Institutions de physique, in 1740, it was quickly met with excited reactions from mathematicians and philosophers throughout the Continent.1 Within a few short years, it was read and discussed by philosophers like Kant and Wolff and by mathematicians like the Bernoullis, Euler and D’Alembert.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Janiak, A

Published Date

  • January 1, 2018

Book Title

  • Early Modern Women on Metaphysics

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 71

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781107178687

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/9781316827192.004

Citation Source

  • Scopus