Book Chapters

Tattersall, Mason, “Thermal Degeneration: Thermodynamics & The Heat-Death of the Universe in Victorian Science, Philosophy, & Culture.” In Härmänmaa, Marja, & Nissen, Christopher. Decadence, Degeneration and the End: Studies in the European Fin de Siècle. (Palgrave: 2014).


Tattersall, Mason, “Faust’s Dog, From Reflection to Despair: Kierkegaard’s Faust and the Chimera of Meaning,” Eras Vol. 16, No. 2 (2015), pp. 1-18.

“Hermeneutics During the Dark Night of the World: An Exploration of the Hermeneutic Corpus of St. John of the Cross.” In: Existentia – Meletai Sophias, Vol. XIX (2009), pp. 289-308.

Book Reviews

Tattersall, Mason, Review of Danielson, Dennis, Paradise Lost & the Cosmological Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) for British Journal for the History of Science. Vol. 49, No. 1 (March 2016), pp. 120-2.

Tattersall, Mason, Review of Bortolotti, Lisa, Irrationality, (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015) for Metapsychology Vol. 19, No. 32 (2015) url:

Tattersall, Mason, Review of Kosman, Aryeh, The Activity of Being: An Essay on Aristotle’s Ontology (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013) for Metapsychology Vol. 17, No. 50, (2013) url:

Tattersall, Mason, Review of Hanson, Jeffrey, Kierkegaard as Phenomenologist: An Experiment (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2010) for Metapsychology Vol. 17, No. 33 (2013) url:

Tattersall, Mason, Review of Illy, József, The Practical Einstein: Experiments, Patents, Inventions (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2012) for Physics in Perspective. Vol. 15 No. 1 (2013), pp. 123-5

Tattersall, Mason, Review of Strange, S. & Zupko, J. (Eds.) Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) for Metapsychology Vol. 17, No. 16 (2013) url:

Tattersall, Mason, Review of Klein, Kerwin, From History to Theory (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011) for The Journal of World History. Vol. 23 No. 4 (2012), pp. 947-50

Encyclopedia Articles

“Quantum Mechanics,” “Relativity – Theories of,” “Scientific Method,” & “Motion Pictures.” In: Discovery and Invention: An Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Society, (New York: M. E. Sharpe).


Luft, David (Trans. & Ed.), Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the Austrian Idea: Essays and Addresses, 1906-1927, (Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2011).


“Rejoicing the Death of Authenticity: Walter Benjamin on ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,’” In Topics in European Studies, Vol. 3 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Institute for European Studies, 2008). [This was forthcoming, but it looks as though the journal has been discontinued and Volume 3 will not be published.]

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