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Temporal alternatives: Postcoloniality and the politics of the event
"Temporal Alternatives" argues that the past informs the present not only through colonial hauntings or traumatic ruptures but as a force of emergence: time transforms perception, insinuates itself into action, and inflects ...
Promise in early eighteenth-century England: Reading Hobbes and Addison
How does a postmodern cultural position that questions "acknowledged authority," to use Dr. Johnson's terms of art, develop an interpretative practice that can be "reduced to method?" This enquiry into the early 18 th ...
Man and the world in Emerson, Heidegger, and Native American philosophy
Even though human beings have inhabited the earth for thousands of years, they have been struggling to discover the most proper way of relating themselves with the world. The worsening condition of the earth is powerful ...
Bacon beyond method: Epistemological foundations and political support for natural philosophy
This thesis highlights underrepresented aspects of Bacon's contribution to the field of natural philosophy: his epistemological contributions and the mustering of support for the practices of natural philosophers. This is ...
The space of sovereignty: Authority, literature and historiography in eighteenth-century England
My dissertation argues that eighteenth-century fiction and historiography provide a radically different epistemology of social formation and sovereignty than can be found in the philosophy of the period. Reading fiction ...