ContributionElisabeth of Bohemia
Clara Carus is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Department of Philosophy, Paderborn University, Germany. She is founding member and coordinator of New Voices at the Center HWPS. Her current research project is concerned with Émilie du Châtelet’s contribution to the theory of knowledge in the Early Modern Era. Before coming to Paderborn, Clara Carus was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University on a DFG Research Fellowship. At Harvard University, she worked on the Rationalists of the Early Modern Era. Clara Carus earned her PhD at Freiburg University, Germany, with a dissertation on Kant and Heidegger. Her research interests are: Early Modern Philosophy (especially Émilie du Châtelet, Descartes, Leibniz, Elisabeth of the Palatinate), German Philosophy (especially Kant and Heidegger) and Contributions by Women to the Theory of Knowledge.