Past Event

Exploring the Philosophy of Émilie du Châtelet

June 1, 2016 - June 3, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The Heyman Center, Columbia University, New York
Painting of scientist, mathematician, and philosopher Émilie du Châtelet

Émilie du Châtelet contributed significantly to eighteenth-century science and philosophy, although the full importance of her contributions has not been appreciated.  This conference brings together prominent international scholars to offer a thorough evaluation of Châtelet’s ideas and contributions.

Speakers Include:

  • Katherine Brading, University of Notre Dame
  • Marguerite Deslauriers, McGill University
  • Karen Detlefsen, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lisa Downing, Ohio State University
  • Katherine Dunlop, University of Texas, Austin
  • Ruth Hagengruber, Universität Paderborn
  • Sarah Hutton, University of York
  • Andrew Janiak, Duke University
  • Matthew Jones, Columbia University
  • Marcy Lascano, California State University, Long Beach
  • Andrea Reichenberger, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Anne-Lise Rey, CNRS Universités de Lille
  • Eric Schliesser, University of Amsterdam
  • Marius Stan, Boston College
  • Marij van Strien, Universität Wuppertal
  • Mary Terrall, UCLA

Organized by:

Open to the public. Registration is required. Please contact Brittany Koffer, [email protected], for more information and to register.


  • The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University
  • The Department of Philosophy
  • The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University
  • The Leibniz Fund