|Postmodernisms: A Provisional History, 1914-2010
||The purpose of this thesis is to explore and examine the development of the postmodernism from its confused beginnings following its various false starts until its successful coalescence in the 1970s. The value of this work is that it offers a chance...
|Advocating Scientism, 1963-2013
||By the nineteenth century, scientism began to emerge as a worldview that sought to explain all phenomena through the scientific method to the exclusion of all other ways of knowing. These sentiments intensified with Charles Darwin’s discovery of evo...
|The Gaseous Study: an Early History of Mathematical Logic and Set Theory
||This thesis is a history of the development of mathematical logic and set theory. These subjects developed throughout the nineteenth century. The development is told through the ideas of the individual authors who were responsible. Among these author...
|The Acolytes of Being: A Definition of "Transcendence" in German History and Politics
||Acting as my Senior Honors Thesis in the departments of History, Political Science, and University Honors, this project, “The Acolyte of Being,” aims to present an aesthetic history of twentieth century German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s concept o...
|The Development, Implementation And Enduring Impact Of John Dewey's Philosophy Of History
||John Dewey was an American philosopher, psychologist, and leading figure in the progressive education movement that took place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While many are familiar with Dewey’s educational philosophy and its a...
|Tyrants Of The Soul: Prejudices In French Revolutionary Education, 1789-1799
||Through analyzing textbooks, educational pamphlets, and the correspondence of the Committee of Public Instruction, I show that prejudices became the object of critique in the era of the Enlightenment and were a continuing topic of political concern d...