306A Milam Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: (541) 737-1271
Fax: (541) 737-1257
Lisa Sarasohn specializes in Early Modern
Intellectual History and the History of Science.
Sarasohn went to UCLA for graduate school intending to study medieval and English history. She received her Ph.D. in European intellectual and cultural history. Her dissertation was on the 17th-century French philosopher Pierre Gassendi. In 1982-83, she was a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. Sarasohn's interests have increasingly centered on the History of Science. She has published articles on Galileo Galilei, Thomas Hobbes, and Margaret Cavendish, and her book on Cavendish's natural philosophy will be published in Spring 2010. Her current project is a cultural history of vermin. Not least, she loves to teach.
|The Natural Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish:
Reason and Fancy in the Scientific Revolution
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010).
Freedom in a Mechanistic Universe
(Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1996).
She teaches the following courses: