Dissertations

Year Name Dissertation Title
2021 Kasirzadeh, Atoosa The Nature of Scientific Explanation
2021 Qidwai, Sarah Sir Syed (1817-1898) and Science: Popularization in Nineteenth Century India
2020 Barton, Jenifer Wiring the World: A History of the Earth System Concept in the US Earth Sciences, 1982-1989
2020  Djedovic, Aleksandar From Life-like to Mind-like Explanation: Natural Agency and  the Cognitive Sciences
2020 Mercuri, Mathew Basing Clinical Decisions on GRADE Recommendations:  Implications for Practice and Lessons Learned about Evidence
2019 Boyko, Mariya Soviet Mathematics Curriculum Reforms (1958-1985): Redefining the Purpose of Mathematics Education
2019  Overgaard, Nicholas On the Collective Intentionality of Epistemic Communitites
2019 Stemeroff, Noah Mathematics, Structuralism, and the Promise of Realism: A Study of the Ontological and Epistemological Implications of Mathematical Representation in the Physical Sciences
2018 Cournoyea, Michael Medical Explanation in Evolutionary Medicine, Network Medicine, and Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms
2018 Dragos, Chris A New Framework for Social and Collective Epistemology
2018 Garbutt, Adam Gwyndaf Assessing the Exotic: Authority, Reason, and Experience in the Construction of Medieval Natural Knowledge
2018 Koester, Elizabeth The Good Public: Eugenics and Law in Ontario, 1910 to 1938
2018 Lussier, Kira Personality, Incorporated: Psychological Capital in American Management, 1960-1995
2018 Richter, Adam The Mathematical Minister: John Wallis (1616-1703) at the Intersection of Science, Mathematics, and Religion
2018 Schranz, Kristen A New Narrative for ‘Keir’s Metal’: The Chemical and Commercial Transformations of James Keir’s Copper Alloy, 1770-1820
2017  Bedford, Riiko “Like Produces Like”: Popular Conceptions of Heredity in Canada, 1860-1900
2017 Forbes, Curtis A Pragmatic, Existentialist Approach to the Scientific Realism Debate
2017 Lewis, Cory Medium-Strength Modality in Science
2016 Fulda de la Garza, Fermin Cristoba Natural Agency: An Ecological Approach
2016 Thicke, Michael Science-Market Analogies: A Philosophical Examination
2015 Belanger, Christopher On Philosophical Problems in the Foundations of Chaos Theory
2015  Bolinska, Agnes Epistemic Representation in Science and Beyond
2015 Greenham, Pau A Concord of Alchemy with Theology: Isaac Newton's Hermeneutics of the Symbolic Texts of "Chymistry" and Biblical Prophecy
2015 Koo, Alexander Mathematical Explanation in Science
2015 Lusk, Greg Quantifying Nature: Epistemology for Climate Science
2015 Martinsen, Hanna Fashionable Chemistry: The History of Printing Cotton in France in the Second Half of the Eighteenth and First Decades of the Nineteenth Century
2015 Moore, Rebecca Living Inventions: Genetically Modified Organisms and the Canadian Patent System, 1976-2004
2015 Rousseau, Jean-Jacques Science as Creole: A Case Against Incommensurability
2015 Stuart, Michael Thought Experiments in Science
2014 Gil-Riano, Sebastian Historicizing Anti-racism: UNESCO's Campaigns Against Race Prejudice in the 1950’s
2014 Nickerson, Sylvia Paper Index of the Mind: The Book and Printed Culture of Mathematics in England and Canada, 1830-1930
2014 Virdi-Dhesi, Jaipreet From the Hands of Quacks: Aural Surgery, Deafness, and the Making of a Surgical Specialty in 19th Century London
2014 Weidenhammer, Erich Air, Disease, and Improvement in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Sir John Pringle, 1707-1782
2014 Wright, Aaron More than Nothing: Histories of the Vacuum in Theoretical Physics, 1927-1981
2013 Christopoulos, John Abortion in Late-Renaissance Italy
2013 Gross, Ari Form and Function: Seeing, Knowing, and Reasoning with Diagrams in the Practice of Science
2013 Hoffman, Michelle Constructing School Science: Physics, Biology and Chemistry Education in Ontario High Schools, 1880-1940
2013 Stoklosa, Anna The Concept of Evidence in Health Technology Assessments
2013 Varma, Charissa Beyond Set Theory: The Relationship between Logic and Taxonomy from the Early 1930 to 1960
2012 Abounader-Sofinowski, Brooke Model Selection and Experiment Design: Case Studies and How They Relate
2012 Barseghyan, Hakob A Theory of Scientific Change
2012 Earnshaw-Whyte, Eugene Modeling Evolution
2012  Gee, Teri Strategies of Defending Astrology: A Continuing Tradition
2012 Hamilton, Vivien Establishing Authority: The Role of Physics in the Development of Radiology in Canada, Britain, and the United States, 1896-1928
2012 Kriger, Sarah Fighting Ghosts, Playing Whist, and Fencing with Fire: Three Technologies of Illusion in Performance in Nineteenth-century London
2012 Record, Isaac Knowing Instruments: Design, Reliability, and Scientific Practice
2012 Turner, Jonathan The Defence Research Board of Canada, 1947 to 1977
2011 Gavrus, Delia Men of Strong Opinions: Identity, Self-representation and the Performance of Neurosurgery, 1919-1950
2011 Hamm (Burns), Elizabeth Ptolemy’s Planetary Theory: An English Translation of Book One, Part A of the Planetary Hypotheses with Introduction and Commentary
2011 Liu, Patricia Building Networks: The Engagement of Science Writers, Corporate Funders, and Non-expert Scientists in the Prion Controversy, 1982-1997
2011 Miller, Boaz A Social Theory of Knowledge
2011     Nunn, Robin How Do We Know What is the Best Medicine? From laughter to the limits of biomedical knowledge
2011 Olley, Allan Just A Beginning: Computers And Celestial Mechanics In The Work Of Wallace J. Eckert
2011 Ramsingh, Brigit The History of International Food Safety Standards and the Codex Alimentarius, 1955-1995
2009 Nielsen, Janet Private Knowledge, Public Tensions: Theory commitment in postwar American linguistics
2009 Tomory, Leslie Progressive Enlightenment: The Origins of the Gaslight Industry, 1780-1820
2008 Boantza, Victor Styles of Experimental Reasoning in Early Modern Chemistry
2008 Brysse, Keynyn The Burgess Shale: A Cambrian Mirror for Modern Evolutionary Biology
2008 Durant, Darrin Burying Nuclear Waste, Exposing Nuclear Authority: Canada’s Nuclear Waste Disposal Concept and Expert-Lay Discourse
2008 Harris, Martha L. The physico-chemical nature of the chemical bond: valence bonding and the path of physico-chemical emergence
2007 Scharf, Sara T. Identification keys and the natural method: the development of text-based information management tools in botany in the long 18th century
2006  Burns, John C.   Networking Ohio Valley Archaeology in the 19th Century
2006 Campbell, Scott  he Premise of Computer Science: Establishing Modern Computing of the University of Toronto, 1945-1964
2006  Cronin, Marionne H. Flying the Northern Frontier: The Mackenzie River District and the Emergence of the Canadian Bush Plane, 1929-1937
2006 Everson, Theodore W. Genetics and Health in Context: Genome Research Funding and the Construction of Genetic Disease
2006 Gass, Gillian L. Managing Marine Life: Scientific and Practical Work at Two British Marine Stations, 1884-1902
2006 Wiedemer, Jenene Anesthesia and Entertainment: Nitrous Oxide in Nineteenth Century America
2006 Worthen, Shana The Memory of Medieval Inventions, 1200-1600: Windmills, Spectacles, Mechanical Clocks, and Sandglasses
2005 Lucas, Matthew J.W. Bridging A Cultural Divide: Strengthening Similarities and Managing Differences in University-Industry Relationships
2005 Monaldi, Daniela The Fate of the Mesotron. The Rome Experiment on the Nuclear Absorption of Hard Cosmic Rays
2005 Pavri-Garcia, Vera Technological Doublespeak": Metaphors, Public Policy and the Development of Canada's First Domestic Communications Satellite System, 1966-1970
2004 Elwick, James Compound Individuality in Victorian Biology, 1830-1872
2004 Keelan, Jennifer E. The Canadian Anti-Vaccination Leagues, 1872-1892
2004 Sidoli, Nathan Ptolemy's Mathematical Approach: Applied Mathematics in the Second Century
2003 Foster, Adam J. The Human Mind and the Perception of Nature: Ideas, Judgement and Signs in Thomas Reid and Early Modern Philosophy
2003 Lazenby, Jill A. Climates of Collaboration: Interdisciplinery Science and Social Identity
2003 Slater, Ian Scale and Safety in the Canadian Nuclear Industry
2002 Kichigina, Galina Nineteenth-Century Physiology in the Making: Introducing Western European Experimentalism to the Russian Context
2002 Pantalony, David A Rudolph Koenig,1832-1901, Hermann Von Helmholtz (1821-1894) and the Birth of Modern Acoustics
2002 Wright, Katharine C. Being Human in Postwar American Thought and Culture: A History from the Cybernetic Perspective
2000  Abraham, Tara H. Microscopic Cybernetics: Mathematical Logic, Automata Theory, and the Formalization of Biological Phenomena, 1936-1970
2000 Fedunkiw, Marianne P. Dollars and Change: The Effect of Rockefeller Foundation Funding on Canadian Medical Education at the University of Toronto, McGill University, and Dalhousie University
2000 Hilbert, Fr. Martin Pierre Duhem and Neo-Thomist Interpretations of Physical Science
2000 Kröker, Kenton From Reflex to Rhythm: Sleep, Dreaming, and the Discovery of Rapid Eye Movement, 1870-1960
2000 LeBlanc, Andre On Hypnosis, Simulation, and Faith: Post-Hypnotic Suggestion in France, 1884-1896
2000 Lehoux, Daryn Parapegmata or, Astrology, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World
1999 Krumins, Andris V. Symmetry, Conservation Laws and Theoretical Particle Physics, 1918-1979
1999 Walton, Steven A.     The Art of Gunnery in Renaissance England
1998 Woiak, Joanne D. Drunkeness, Degeneration, And Eugenics in Britain, 1900-1914
1997 England, Richard K. Aubrey Moore and the Anglo-Catholic Assimilation of Science in Oxford
1996 Hill, Katherine L. The Evolution of Concepts of the Continuum in Seventeenth Century Mathematics
1996 Jenkins, Jane E. Matter and Vacuum in Robert Boyle's Natural Philosophy
1995 Jurkowitz, Edward P. Interpreting Superconductivity: The The History of Quantum Theory and the Theory of Superconductivity and Superfluidity, 1933-1957
1994 Lockett, Wilfred G. Jacob Leupold and the Theatrum Mechinarum
1994 McGee, David B. Floating Bodies, Naval Science: Science, Design and the Captain Controversy, 1860-1871
1994 Olshin, Benjamin B. A Sea Discovered: Pre-Columbian Conceptions and Depictions of the Atlantic Ocean
1993 Ede, Andrew G. Colloid Chemistry in North America, 1900-1935: The Neglected Dimension
1993 Hubbard, Jennifer M. An Independent Progress: The Development of Marine Biology on the Atlantic Coast of Canada, 1898-1939
1992 Bocking, Stephen A. Environmental Concerns and Ecological Research in Great Britain and the United States, 1950-80
1992 Keyser, Barbara W.     Victorian Chromatics
1992 Li, Alison J.B. Collip and the Making of Medical Research in Canada
1992 McOuat, Gordon R Species, Names and Things, from Darwin to the Experimentalists
1991 De Jager -Seerveld, Timothy F. G.R. Treviranus, 1776-1837, and the Biology of a World in Transition
1991 Hamm, Ernst P. Goethe on Granite
1988  Cormack, Lesley B. Non Sufficit Orbem: Geography as an Interactive Science at Oxford and Cambridge, 1580-1620
1987 Archibald, W. Thomas “Eine sinnreiche Hypothese”: Aspects of Action-at-a-Distance Electromagnetic Theory, 1820-1880
1987 McRae, Sandra F. The "Scientific Spirit" in Medicine at the University of Toronto, 1880-1910
1986 Paskauskas, R. Andrew Ernest Jones: A Critical Study of his Scientific Development, 1896-1913
1986 Reitan, Eric A. Galileo and the Principle of Interia: An Historical and Philosophical Investigation into the Origin and Development of the Law of Inertia
1985 Lawrence, Susan C. Science and Medicine at the London Hospitals, 1750-1815: The Development of Teaching and Research
1983 Garciadiego Dantan, Alejandro Ricardo Bertrand Russell and the Origin of the Set-Theoretic Paradoxes
1983 Jongsma, Calvin L. Richard Whately and the Revival of Syllogistic Logic in Great Britain in the Early Nineteenth Century
1983 Schabas, Margaret L. William Stanley Jevons and the Emergence of Mathematical Economics in Britain
1982 Good, Gregory J.F.W. Herschel's Optical Researches: A Study in Method
1982 McNally, Donald H. Science and the Divine Order: Law, Idea and Method in William Whewell's Philosophy of Science
1981 Fraser, Craig Graham The Approach of Jean d'Alembert and Lazare Carnot to the theory of a Constrained Dynamic System
1981  Kingsland, Sharon E. Modelling Nature: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Population Ecology, 1920-1950
  1981 Ochs, Kathleen H. The Failed Revolution in Applied Science: Studies of Industry by Members of the Royal Society of London, 1660-1668
1979 Enros, Philip C. The Analytical Society: Mathematics at Cambridge University in the Early 19th Century
1979 Langins, Janis The Ecole Polytechnique, 1794-1804: From Encyclopedic School to Military Institution
1979 Lukens, David C. An Aristotelian Response to Galileo: Honor Fabri, S.J., on the Causal Analysis of Motion
1979 Moore, Gregory H. Zermelo's Axiom of Choice: Its Origins and Role in the Development of Mathematics, 1821-1940
1978 Arnold, David H. The Mecanique Physique of Simeon Denis Poisson: The Evolution and Isolation in France of His Approach to Physical Theory, 1800-1840
1978 Ball, Norman R. The Technology of Settlement and Land Clearing in Upper Canada Prior to 1840
1978 de Vecchi, Vittorio M.G. Science and Government in 19th Century Canada
1978 Jones, Charles V. The Concept of ONE as a Number.
1978 Stewart, Larry Whigs and Heretics: Science, Religion and Politics in the Age of Newton
1977 Arima, Katherine S. Model and Mechanism in Quantum Physics: A Historical and Philosophical Analysis of Systems Represented by Harmonic Oscillators
1977 Petersen, James O. The Origins of Canadian Gold Mining: The Part Played by Labor in the Transition from Tool Production to Machine Production
1977 Wall, Byron E. he Context and Reception of Freud's Topographical Theory of Mind in British and American Philosophical Psychology, 1890-1925
1972 Jarrell, Richard A. The Life and Scientific Work of the Tubingen Astronomer Michael Maestlin, 1550-1631
1971 Bowler, Peter J. The Impact of Theories of Generation upon the Concept of a Biological Species in the Last Half of the 18th Century
1971 Rabinovitch, Nachum L. Probability and Statistical Inference in Ancient and Medieval Jewish Literature