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Convinced by Comparison: Lutheran Doctrine and Neoplatonic Conviction in Kepler’s Theory of Light
Johanne Kepler’s investigation of the epistemology and ontology surrounding the nature of light bridged the gap between his Lutheran and Neoplatonic foundations and his revolutionary idea of a physical, causal astronomy. Kepler sought to find logically the “true cause” behind the virtus motrix (“motive power”) that moved the ...
Cultural Vocabularies of Eating and Mourning in Southern Italy: Reflections in Film of Contemporary Eating Disorders and Historical Traumas
This project strives to address the surprisingly high rates of eating disorders (ED) in southern Italy. The high prevalence of ED and the unique composition of psychological determinants among southern Italian women point to a compelling paradox: Given the widely supported theory that the development of eating disorders in a ...