Digital Translations & Transcriptions of Philosophy Texts

Posted on February 28, 2022

Many of you who responded to our recent teaching page survey remarked that you would like access to more texts by the women philosophers on our website. We would like to point you to our transcription and translation of Émilie Du Châtelet‘s Essai sur l’Optique. Bryce Gessell, Fritz Nagel, and Andrew Janiak edited the transcription in 2017 and Bryce translated the Essai in 2019. You can read more about the work of translation and transcription in an article by Duke Today. We look forward to sharing more details with you about our revised teaching page later this year.

We also can recommend other free translations, transcriptions, and digitized texts. This is not an exhaustive list, but it does suggest many places that one can look for free resources. Please let us know about other examples that we can add to our teaching page.