Adela Deanova



Adela Deanova is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at Duke University, writing a dissertation on the natural philosophy of Robert Boyle and John Locke, and Cavendish's critique of Boyle and Hooke. Her research focuses on core epistemological problems in early modern experimental philosophy: the relationship between hypotheses, observations and experiment, and the problem of unobservable entities. Currently, she project manages Project Vox (, which seeks to recover the lost voices of women who have been ignored in standard narratives of the history of modern philosophy. The aim is to change those narratives, thereby changing what students around the world learn about philosophy’s history. As part of the project research, Adela is working on a translation of the Masham-Leibniz correspondence into English. 

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