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Author Du Châtelet, Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise, 1706-1749.
Title Selected philosophical and scientific writings / Emilie du Châtelet ; edited and with an introduction by Judith P. Zinsser and translated by Isabelle Bour and Judith P. Zinsser.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Author Du Châtelet, Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise, 1706-1749.
Series The other voice in early modern Europe
Other voice in early modern Europe.
Subject Mandeville, Bernard, 1670-1733. Fable of the bees.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727. Principia.
Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Fire -- Early works to 1800.
Physics -- Early works to 1800.
Alt Name Zinsser, Judith P.
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 424 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Bernard Mandeville's The fable of the bees. Volume editors' introduction ; Related letters ; Translator's preface for The fable of the bees ; Table of Du Châtelet's choices for translation from Bernard Mandeville's The fable of the bees -- Dissertation on the nature and propagation of fire. Volume editor's introduction ; Related letters ; From the Dissertation -- Foundations of physics. Volume editor's introduction ; Letters related to the Foundations ; From Foundations of physics -- Examinations of the Bible. Volume editor's introduction ; Related letters ; Examination of the books of the Old Testament ; Examination of the books of the New Testament -- Commentary on Newton's Principia. Volume editor's introduction ; Related letters ; From the commentary on Newton's Principia -- Discourse on happiness. Volume editor's introduction ; Related letters ; Discourse on happiness.
Note Translated from the French.
Print version record.
Summary Emilie Du Châtelet was an accomplished scientific & philosophical writer whose contribution to French intellectual life in the first half of the 18th century has long been obscured by her association with Voltaire. This volume of her writings will help re-establish a reputation that has long been overshadowed.
ISBN 9780226168081 (electronic bk.)
0226168085 (electronic bk.)
9780226168067 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780226168074 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0226168069 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226168077 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612422355
OCLC # 464667059
Additional Format Print version: Du Châtelet, Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise, 1706-1749. Selected philosophical and scientific writings. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009 9780226168067 (DLC) 2008055106 (OCoLC)294066221



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