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    • Feeling Proud and Being Proud: An Investigation Into the Moral Psychology of Personal Ideals 

      Fischer, Jeremy Michael (2012-09-13)
      I argue that there are two sorts of pride--the emotion of pride and the character trait of pride--and defend descriptive and normative accounts of each sort of pride. The emotion of pride involves an evaluation that one ...
    • Immigrant Oppression and Social Justice 

      Reed-Sandoval, Amy Jennifer
      My dissertation provides a partial response to the question of what is owed by states to undocumented migrants in their territory. According to one prominent philosophical position, long-term undocumented migrants should ...
    • Inferential justification 

      Fogdall, Stephen Andrew (1997)
      I aim to construct a partial account of inferential epistemic justification, the process by which epistemic justification is "transferred" from an evidentiary belief (or a set of such beliefs) to some further belief via ...
    • Intertheoretic Relations in Context: Details, Purpose, and Practice 

      Ricci, Joseph Thomas
      An intertheory comparison should be assessed with regards to what goals it seeks to accomplish. Traditionally reductions have sought to establish ontological primacy, and also to have the reducing theory explain features ...
    • A Leap into Darkness: Domination and the Normative Structure of International Politics 

      Smith, Patrick Taylor (2013-11-14)
      Philosophers have developed sophisticated theories of domestic legitimacy that discuss how a coercive state could be justified to its citizens. Yet, theorizing about global justice is characterized by a pervasive methodological ...
    • Metaphysical realism and antirealism: an analysis of the contemporary debate 

      Smith, Deborah Colleen (1996)
      The metaphysical realist asserts, while the metaphysical antirealist denies, that there are individuals that exist independently of the existence and workings of any mind or minds. I begin by distinguishing the thesis of ...
    • The Normative Dimensions of State Action 

      Kaufman, Mitchell Tulley
      States tend to be the centerpiece of International Relations theory, as they are commonly considered the primary actors of international relations. As such, states are commonly analyzed as intentional beings that act on ...
    • Perceptual knowledge: explorations and extensions of the Sellarsian framework 

      Nixon, David Mitsuo (2004)
      The aim of my thesis is to outline a theory of epistemic justification for beliefs formed by sense perception. The project takes as its starting point the philosophical framework of Wilfrid Sellars. I begin with a discussion ...
    • Retributive Hatred as a Reactive Moral Attitude 

      Gee, Jeramy
      Philosophers' attention to negative attitudes has grown in recent decades. However, whereas philosophers have offered a number of descriptions of, and justifications for, attitudes like resentment and contempt, hatred is ...
    • Scientific Practice and Analogical Reasoning: The Problem of Ingrained Analogy 

      Sullivan-Clarke, Andrea Gayle
      From metaphors that direct scientific inquiry to analogical inferences that justify particular hypotheses or models, analogical reasoning plays numerous roles in scientific practice. While in some cases the analogy is ...
    • Seduced Into Caring: Virtue and the Life of the Reader 

      Clifton, Walter Scott (2013-11-14)
      Can reading novels and watching films make you a morally better person? In my dissertation I argue that living a life in which the experience of fictional narrative artworks occupies a significant role--what I call the ...
    • The Significance of Unintentional Omission: Moral Responsibility for the Failure to Act 

      Benchimol, Jason (2012-09-13)
      Many people, if asked, would probably say that we are morally responsible only for actions we voluntarily and intentionally choose to perform. But the phenomenon of unintentional omission poses a special problem for this ...
    • Toward a linguistic conception of thought 

      Stenberg, Benjamin J (2006)
      The traditional, and still most common, view of the relationship between language and thought is that language is merely a tool for expressing thoughts. I argue that this view is mistaken and that language is the very thing ...
    • Troubling Others and Tormenting Ourselves: The Nature and Moral Significance of Jealousy 

      Fredericks, Rachel (2013-02-25)
      Jealousy is an emotion that arises in diverse circumstances and is experienced in phenomenologically diverse ways. In part because of this diversity, evaluations of jealous subjects tend to be conflicting and ambiguous. ...