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A Sheep in Wolff's Clothing: Émilie du Châtelet and the Encyclopédie

Roe, Glenn

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is article explores the use of Émilie Du Châtelet's Institutions de physique as both an acknowledged and unacknowledged source for the Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert, and argues for Du Châtelet's inclusion as a full participant in the philosophical conversations the Encyclopédie enacts. Widely considered a minor voice who entered the Encyclopédie solely through the mediation of Samuel Formey—a largely forgotten and conflicted encyclopédiste—new evidence generated using techniques...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/217814
Source: Eighteenth-Century Studies
DOI: 10.1353/ecs.2017.0059

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