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Madame du Chatelet Scientist, Philosopher and Feminist of the Enlightenment (Berg Women"s Series) by Esther Ehrman

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Published by Berg Publishers .
Written in English


  • European history: c 1500 to c 1750,
  • European history: c 1750 to c 1900,
  • Scientists,
  • Du Chatelet, Gabrielle Emilie,
  • French Literature,
  • marquise,,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • French,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Europe,
  • France,
  • General,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Historical,
  • Du Chatelet, Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil,
  • Feminists,
  • Authors, French,
  • Women and literature,
  • 1706-1749,
  • 18th century,
  • Biography,
  • History

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages100
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8294523M
ISBN 100907582907
ISBN 109780907582908

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The resulting book, Elements of the Philosophy of Newton, listed Voltaire as the author. But without Du Châtelet’s mathematical brilliance, he — a poet, playwright, philosopher, and political essayist — would’ve been swallowed whole by Newton’s science. Émilie du Châtelet, famous for being Voltaire’s mistress, was actually a talented scientist and intellectual in her own right. Overcoming challenges that kept women from becoming scientists at the time, she educated herself and carried out experiments in physics, and completed a translation and commentary on Newton’s Principia.. Gabrielle Émilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil (later Émilie. "Passionate Minds" is the best and most clearly written book I've read on Mme de Chatelet and Voltaire. Many books by specialists on the subject can't appeal to a general audience or capture Mme de Chatelet's life and genius the way this book does. Intriguing as a biography, but not as historical fiction (the way some have described it)/5(49). Passionate Minds: Emilie du Chatelet, Voltaire, and the Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment by David Bodanis | Oct 2, out of 5 stars

About Emilie Du Chatelet The captivating biography of the French aristocrat who balanced the demands of her society with passionate affairs of the heart and a brilliant life of the mind Although today she is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Châtelet () was. The playwright Lauren Gunderson has written a play about Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight, which she describes as "a sweeping science romantic epic wherein Emilie must defend her life by tallying her achievements in Love and Philosophy—and searching for a formula that will convince the world of her worth."Gunderson has also written about "Who is Emilie Du Chatelet?". Madame du Châtelet. Paris: A. Michel, © (OCoLC) Named Person: Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil Du Châtelet, marquise; Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil Du Châtelet, marquise; Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil Du Châtelet, marquise: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors.   Madame du Châtelet was a French noblewoman of the Enlightenment who came from a wealthy family, married into a position of prominence, raised several children, and studied as a member of the Republic of Letters. However, in her native France, the Academy of Sciences, universities, and many intellectual gatherings excluded women. She was forced to pursue a path of independent : Meredith Mann.

First edition. First edition in French of Newton's Principia, "the greatest work in the history of science" (PMM), translated by Madame du Châtelet, intimate of Voltaire, with the assistance of Alexis-Claude Clairaut; this is an exceptional copy in original wrappers. Begun in but published posthumously, this is her most important work. Biography - Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil: Marquise Du Châtelet () Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, born in Paris, 17 Dec. to a well-connected noble family, had every privilege for a little girl of her time. Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet was a French natural philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and author. Her most recognized achievement is her translation of and commentary on Isaac Newton's book Principia containing basic laws of physics/5.   Wade, Ira O., Voltaire and Madame du Châtelet: An essay on the intellectual activity at Cirey (Princeton, ), quote on p. For a more recent assessment of Du Châtelet's role in Voltaire's composition of the Eléments de la philosophie de Newton, see introduction to the critical edition by Walters, R. L., Barber, W. H., Oeuvres Cited by: