Emilie Du Châtelet on the existence of God

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  • 6 pages
  • Level: high school and above

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Châtelet, wrote, among other things, a translation and commentary on Isaac Newton’s Principia (published posthumously in 1759), and a physics textbook for her son, entitled Institutions de Physique (Foundations of Physics, published in 1740).  The second chapter of this textbook was addressed to the question of God’s existence.

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