HOUSE, Michael

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Michael House (PhD Princeton) is Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute and is cross-listed in the German Department, at the University of Toronto. In his dissertation, entitled: Grounding Fictions: Systematic Skepticism and Critical Doubt 1792-1807, he explores the formative role of skepticism in both Early German Romanticism and Idealism. Currently, he is working on a project examining the "science of man'" in 18th century Germany. With a particular focus on empirical and materialist accounts of the "human," his research probes the literary and philosophic reception of anthropology, empirical psychology, cranioscopy and organology. Additionally, a smaller project he has underway looks at the logic of susceptibility at play where figures of enthusiastic fanaticism and secret societies overlap.

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