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    • 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 ...
    • The Aesthetic Appreciation of Ruins 

      Scarbrough, Elizabeth Anne
      It is the goal of my dissertation to explain our peculiar aesthetic fascination with architectural ruins and to show why ruins are worthy of our time and aesthetic appreciation. I propose a model of aesthetic appreciation ...
    • 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. ...