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On the Origins of the Modern Concept of Syphilis: Eighteenth Century Debate, Ludwik Fleck, and the Enlightenment
(University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political Sciences, 2013)
The enlightenment period is often considered a dark age within the history of medicine. Contrary to this sentiment, I argue that the enlightenment spirit of inquiry regarding venereal disease was vibrant, dynamic, and ...
Immanence and Transcendence in the Idealisms of Leibniz and Berkeley.
(University of Canterbury. School of Humanities, 2010)
Recent philosophers assess differently the extent to which affinity is to be found between the idealist metaphysics of G. W. Leibniz and George Berkeley. I argue that these figures’ idealisms are indeed strongly aligned. ...
Invisible Episteme - The Mirrors and String of Modernity
(University of Canterbury. Social and Political Sciences, 2011)
This thesis is an interrogation into the epistemological structures which underpin modernity, the project and claim which has come to significantly shape the contemporary world. Following a line of inquiry which analyses ...