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o n e The Vis Viva Debate Kant's Starting Point

Martin Schönfeld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the context of Kant’s first and original puzzle: what actually is force? It is an account of the debate over kinetic energy (Leibniz’s “living force” or vis viva) and the ... More


The Queen of the Nile

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Ida Rubinstein, an exotic, wealthy Russian Jew who performed the ballet Cléopâtre at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in 1909. Ida's Cleopatra, with her great height, small ... More


Commentary on Newton's Principia

in Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226168067
eISBN:
9780226168081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168081.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a set of selections from Marquise Du Châtelet's scientific writings that constitute the first section of her Commentary on Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica. Some have ... More


If I Were King! Morals and Physics in Emilie Du Châtelet’s Subtle Thoughts on Liberty

Ruth Hagengruber

in Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810261
eISBN:
9780191847301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810261.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter argues that Emilie Du Châtelet’s practical moral philosophy and her theoretical physics are intimately connected into a systematic whole. Both the moral philosophy and the physics ... More


Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

Emilie Du Chatelet

Judith P. Zinsser (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226168067
eISBN:
9780226168081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168081.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Though most historians remember her as the mistress of Voltaire, Emilie Du Châtelet (1706–1749) was an accomplished writer in her own right, who published multiple editions of her scientific writings ... More


Volume Editor's Introduction

in Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226168067
eISBN:
9780226168081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168081.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Châtelet (1706–1749), challenged all expectations about a woman's place and function in European elite society in the first half of the ... More


Bernard Man de ville's The Fable of the Bees

in Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226168067
eISBN:
9780226168081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168081.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents Marquise Du Châtelet's English translation of Bernard Mandeville's The Fable of the Bees. The first selection is the preface Du Châtelet wrote for her translation of the book. ... More


Dissertation on the Nature and Propagation of Fire

in Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226168067
eISBN:
9780226168081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168081.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the summer of 1737, Marquise Du Châtelet had already turned most of her attention to readings in natural philosophy, particularly Isaac Newton's Opticks and his Principia Mathematica. Voltaire, ... More


Foundations of Physics

in Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226168067
eISBN:
9780226168081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168081.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a set of selections from Marquise Du Châtelet's major work of natural philosophy, the Foundations of Physics, published in Paris in 1740, when she was just thirty-four. “Natural ... More


Examinations of the Bible

in Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226168067
eISBN:
9780226168081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168081.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the late 1730s, Marquise Du Châtelet and Voltaire had begun a systematic study of the Old and New Testaments, and of one of the most authoritative commentaries on the Bible: the ... More


Discourse on Happiness

in Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226168067
eISBN:
9780226168081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168081.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents the complete Discourse on Happiness, the first of Marquise Du Châtelet's writings to receive a critical edition and to be issued as a paperback. Du Châtelet must have written ... More


On the Shoulders of Giants

David D. Nolte

in Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198805847
eISBN:
9780191843808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805847.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Galileo’s parabolic trajectory launched a new approach to physics that was taken up by a new generation of scientists like Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke and Edmund Halley. The English Newtonian ... More


Seeing the West

Joel Lobenthal

in Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

In 1956 Krushchev made his epochal denunciation of Stalin, and the Krushchev “thaw” officially began. Later that year Osipenko became the first of her generation of Kirov stars to win acclaim in the ... More


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