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Émilie Du Châtelet and the foundations of physical science

Brading, Katherine (2015) Émilie Du Châtelet and the foundations of physical science. [Preprint]

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Du Châtelet’s 1740 text Foundations of Physics tackles three of the major foundational issues facing natural philosophy in the early eighteenth century: the problem of bodies, the problem of force, and the question of appropriate methodology. This paper offers an introduction to Du Châtelet’s philosophy of science, as expressed in her Foundations of Physics, primarily through the lens of the problem of bodies.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Brading, Katherinekbrading@nd.edu
Keywords: Du Châtelet; scientific revolution; problem of bodies
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Depositing User: Katherine A. Brading
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 16:20
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2015 16:20
Item ID: 11610
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Date: 10 August 2015
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11610

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