Beyond Word: Using LaTeX to Publish Translations of Philosophical Texts
LaTeX is a mark-up language, used predominantly by math and science scholars to more elegantly present equations and other mathematical arguments. Duke graduate student Bryce Gessell uses it to generate multiple editions of translated philosophical texts. At this talk, he'll talk about how he uses LaTeX, why it's particularly useful for translation work, and how he got started. Join us to learn more about the benefits of using a markup language instead of a word processing program, to gain greater control over the presentation of textual research.
Bryce Gessell is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at Duke University, specializing in the history and philosophy of science, particularly the history of philosophy of mind and neuroscience. His current research focuses on Émilie Du Châtelet, and he has transcribed the Paris copy of her l'Essai Optique manuscript.