Lisa Doerksen

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My research is primarily concerned with rationalism and the kind of relationship between subject and world that is often presupposed in a rationalist approach to metaphysics and epistemology. I am especially interested in Kant’s response to the Leibnizian tradition in the First Critique, as well as the emergence of aesthetics in the context of German rationalism. Investigations of these historical issues, I believe, can contribute to discussions in contemporary epistemology and metaphysics; my particular aim in this area is to explore how the problems and insights of rationalism and naturalism might illuminate one another. I completed my B.A. at the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Specialization in Philosophy and a Major in Art History.