Emilie du Châtelet Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Alice, Margaret. “The Philosophers of the Scientific Revolution.” In Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity Through the Nineteenth Century, pp. 135-47. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986.

Considers du Châtelet as the most significant of women scientists during the scientific revolution; primarily a biography with some discussion of du Châtelet's major works.

Edwards, Samuel. The Divine Mistress. New York: Van Rees Press, 1970, 275 p.

Portrays du Châtelet as vain, superficial, hysterically jealous, and demanding, giving minimal attention to her writings.


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