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Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

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ISBN-10: 0226168077

ISBN-13: 9780226168074

Edition: 2009

Authors: Emilie Du Ch�telet, Judith P. Zinsser, Isabelle Bour, Judith P. Zinsser, Isabelle Bour

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Though most historians remember her as the mistress of Voltaire, Emilie Du Chatelet (170649) was an accomplished writer in her own right, who published multiple editions of her scientific writings during her lifetime, as well as a translation of Newton'sPrincipia Mathematicathat is still the standard edition of that work in French. Had she been a man, her reputation as a member of the eighteenth-century French intellectual elite would have been assured. In the 1970s, feminist historians of science began the slow work of recovering Du Chatelet's writings and her contributions to history and philosophy. For this edition, Judith P. Zinsser has selected key sections from Du Chatelet's published and unpublished works, as well as related correspondence, part of her little-known critique of the Old and New Testaments, and a treatise on happiness that is a refreshingly uncensored piece of autobiographymaking all of them available for the first time in English. The resulting volume will recover Chatelet's place in the pantheon of French letters and culture.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English