About Me / CV

I am primarily an historian of science and medicine, and an historian of philosophy. My work focuses on complex systems of understanding (such as philosophical, scientific, and religious systems) and their structural dynamics. I am interested in the ways in which human beings understand their world and the different historical manifestations of such understanding. My research primarily explores these phenomena through analysis in the history and philosophy of physics, medicine, and modern art.

I teach senior and graduate seminars in the history of medicine, the history of science, surveys in world History, and European history, a seminar in the theory and methods of historical research, and a graduating thesis seminar on The Great War and Modern History.

[Mason Tattersall CV August 2019]


PHD Dissertation:

Exploring the Structural Dynamics of Human Understanding: An Historico-Philosophical Analysis of the Problem of Meaning in Heidegger and Bohr [Link]

Download a brief, 6 page introduction to my dissertation HERE

Master’s Thesis:

“The Concept of Authenticity in Heidegger’s Being and Time: Thoughts and Revisions on a Critical Theme,” (Vancouver: The University of British Columbia, 2007). [Link]

Undergraduate Honours Thesis:

“Encountering Historiography: The Possibility of a Heidegger-Friendly Historiography”


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