Clara Carus

Clara Carus

Fellow in Philosophy
Harvard Appointment Dates: September 15, 2018 - September 14, 2020
Clara Carus

Research interests: Early Modern Philosophy (esp. Descartes, Leibniz and Du Châtelet), German Philosophy (esp. Kant and Heidegger), Women Philosophers (esp. Du Châtelet)

Purpose of Harvard visit: I am at Harvard on a DFG postdoctoral research project to work with Jeffrey McDonough and Alison Simmons on Du Châtelet, Leibniz and Descartes. My research project is concerned with the question of how the content of sensation and the form of thought became separated and how they relate to each other in the Early Modern Period leading up to Kant. One aim of my research is to re-write an important chapter of the History of Philosophy by acknowledging and investigating Du Châtelet's contribution to it.

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