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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Unity of Happiness and Reason in Hegel, Carson Monetti

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Why Immoral Art Cannot Morally Harm Us, Maria Caruso

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Is It Wrong To Assume Full Compliance In Ideal Theory? : A Response To Schmidtz, Chetan Cetty

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Teleofunctionalism and the Normativity of Practical Rationality, David DiDomenico

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When Simulations Conflict: Problems with the External Validation of Computer Simulations, Archie Fields III

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On the Possibility of Robots Having Emotions, Cameron Hamilton

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A Sticky Space Model for Explanation and Individuation of Anchoring Effects, Robert Hatcher

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Public Reasons, Comprehensive Reasons, and the Integrity Objection, Stephen Herman

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STILZ AND SIMMONS ON JUSTIFICATION, LEGITIMACY AND COERCION, Laurie Mehrwein

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On the Unity and Continuity of Science: Structural Realism's Underdetermination Problem and Reductive Structuralism's Solution, Anthony Blake Nespica

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Sleeping Beauty: A New Problem for Halfers, Michael Nielsen

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The "Progress of the Sentiments" in Hume's Political Philosophy, Adam Benjamin Shmidt

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Targeted Killing: Modern Solution or Modern Problem?, Paul Sikkema

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Philosophical Pessimism: A Study In The Philosophy Of Arthur Schopenhauer, Cameron Smith

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Global Poverty, Migration, and Guest Worker Programs, Carson Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Thought Experiments are Rigged: Mechanistic Understanding Inhibits Mentalistic Understanding, Toni S. Adleberg

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Kant's Humanity Formula in the Groundwork, Zeyu Chi

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Global Egalitarianism and The State: On the Justice of Borders and Justice Beyond Borders, Adam Fox

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From Negative Rights to Positive Law: Natural Law in Hegel's Outlines of the Philosophy of Right, Marcos R. Gonzalez

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The Failure of Desire: A Critique of Kantian Cognitive Autonomy in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, Rebecca D. Harrison

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Thomas Pogge And The Two Types Of Libertarian, Zachary Hopper

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Libertarian Paternalism and the Authority Of The Autonomous Person, Cami Koepke

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The Visual Experience of Kinds, Andrei I. Marasoiu

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Kant and the Priority of Self-Knowledge, James P. Messina

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In Defense of Dynamical Explanation, Shannon B. Nolen

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Smith on Self-Command and Moral Judgment, Lauren Papiernik

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Do Political Liberals Need the Truth?, Pierce Randall

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Can Adam Smith Answer the Normative Question?, Samuel Richards

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Stoic Moral Psychology: The Implications Of Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Damage, Nicholas G. Roberson

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Willpower and Ego-Depletion: How I Do What I Don’t Want to Do, and Why It’s Not (Completely) My Fault When I Don’t, Samuel C. Sims

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How The Cognitive Penetrability Of Emotions Undermines Rational Sentimentalism, Benjamin Stanford

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Causal Compatibilism: A Nonreductive Physicalist Solution to the Exclusion Problem, Morgan Thompson

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The Practical Impossibility of Cohen's Rescuing Justice & Equality, Kevin Stanley Wallace

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Content and Contrastive Self-Knowledge, Vincent G. Abruzzo

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Extending Tomas Kulka's Aesthetic Dualism: Value, Not Meaning, in the Case of Absolute Music, Tyson J. Bittrich

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Why Do People Seek Negative Emotions? A Solution to Hume's Puzzle, William J. Brady

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The Effects of Learning on Moral Education for Rousseau, Patrick A. Cox

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Against Collective Consequentialism, James J. DiGiovanni

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How Music Makes Us Feel, Alexander Economides

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Science and Faith in Kant's First Critique, Everett C. Fulmer

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Resolving Conflicts within the Mind: Internal Warfare in Non-Human Primates, Michael Huddleson

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Adam Smith: A Relational Egalitarian Interpretation, Kathryn E. Joyce

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Hans Kelsen and the Bindingness of Supra-National Legal Norms, Richard D. Latta

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Hume on the Nature of Moral Freedom, Getty L. Lustila

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Against the Linguistic Analogy, Noel B. Martin

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The Expanded Cluster Account of Art, Eric Murphy

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Betrayal of Love and Volitional Necessity, Shawn M. Murphy

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The Abstract/Concrete Paradox in Moral Psychology, Shane Reuter

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International Luck Egalitarianism: A Legislative Approach, Gabriel Rogasner

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The Pernicious Influence of the Ideal/Nonideal Distinction in Political Philosophy, Shanna K. Slank

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A Test of Prinz's Air Theory: Is Attention Sufficient for Conscious Emotion?, Anais F. Stenson

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Utility, Character, and Mill's Argument for Representative Government, Paul Vickery

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Moral Responsibility "Expressivism," Luck, and Revision, Kyle Walker

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Hegel's Critique of Ancient Skepticism, John Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Patient-Relativity and the Efficacy of Epicurean Therapy, Michael J. Augustin

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Friends with Benefits: Other Regard in Epicurean Ethics, William P. Baird

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Non-Cooperative Communication and the Origins of Human Language, Steven M. Beighley

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A Problem Of Access: Autism, Other Minds, And Interpersonal Relations, Ryan Born

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Nietzsche on Copernicus, Shane C. Callahan

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The Promise and Limits of Natural Normativity in a Neo-Aristotelian Virtue Ethics, Timothy J. Clewell

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The Many Faces of Besire Theory, Gary Edwards

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Bayle's Theory of Toleration, Benjamin Eliazar Fischer

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Self-Ownership, Freedom and Eudaimonia, Keith D. Fox

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Considering a Human Right to Democracy, Jodi Ann Geever-Ostrowsky

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The Role of Poetry and Language in Hegel's Philosophy of Art, Daniel Griffin

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Why Not Penal Torture?, Cleo Grimaldi

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A Defense of Moral Error Theory, Kyle M. Hirsch Mr.

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But What Kind of Badness?: An Inquiry into the Ethical Significance of Pain, Andrew L. Hookom

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Secular Foundations of Liberal Multiculturalism, Mohammad O. Khan

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Dignified Animals: How "Non-Kantian" is Nussbaum's Conception of Dignity?, Mary Leukam

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A Fregean Response to Moore and Altman, Sean S. Martin

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Rational Requirements for Moral Motivation: The Psychopath's Open Question, Maria L. Montello

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Rethinking Legal Retribution, Stephen Parsley

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Rescuing Inclusive Legal Positivism from the Charge of Inconsistency, Cindy L. Phillips

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Consciousness, Self-Control, and Free Will in Nietzsche, Bryan T. Russell

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Normative Judgments, 'Deep Self' Judgments, and Intentional Action, Jason S. Shepard

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Can the Contextualist Win the Free Will Debate?, Reuben E. Stern

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The Fundamental Naturalistic Impulse: Extending the Reach of Methodological Naturalism, James B. Summers

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Providing Assurance on Scanlon's Account of Promises, Hunter T. Thomsen

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Autonomy, de facto and de jure, Paul Tulipana

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Making Robert Kane’s Libertarianism More Plausible: How James Woodward’s Interventionist Causal Theory can Give an Agent Control Over Her Undetermined Decisions, Tracy Van Wagner

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Nietzsche's Causally Efficacious Account of Consciousness, Bradley Wissmueller

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Special Problems for Democratic Government in Leveraging Cognitive Bias: Ethical, Political, and Policy Considerations for Implementing Libertarian Paternalism, J. Aaron Brown

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Dworkinian Liberalism & Gay Rights: A Defense of Same-Sex Relations, Ngoc Quang H. Bui

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Marx, Economic Sustainability, and Ideal Capital, Sean Cashel Bustard

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Kant's Use of Transcendental Arguments, Thomas Wayne Cudney

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Mindreading, Language and Simulation, Ryan C. DeChant

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Foucauldian Genealogy as Situated Critique or Why is Sexuality So Dangerous?, Ian Douglas Dunkle

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Moral Injury and the Puzzle of Immunity-Violation, Jesse Gero

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The Justificatory Role of Habit in Hegel's Theory of Ethical Life, Walter Philip Glazer

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Autism, Social Comprehension, and Cognitive Impenetrability, Matthew E. Hudgens-Haney

Decisions as Performatives, Dylan Murray

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Pogg'es Institutional Cosmopolitanism, Scott Nees

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Can Bayesianism and Inference to the Best Explanation be Friends?, Rush Tyler Stewart

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Literature and the Moral Imagination: Smithean Sympathy and the Construction of Experience through Readership, Elizabeth M.K.A. Sund

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Subjectivity and Fallibility in the Instrumental and Epistemic Defenses of a "Right to Do Wrong", Thomas Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Teleosemantics, Externalism, and the Content of Theoretical Concepts, Daniel C. Burnston

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The Proper Metric of Justice in Justice as Fairness, Charles Benjamin Carmichael

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Raz and His Critics: A Defense of Razian Authority, Jason Thomas Craig

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Can Consciousness be Taken Seriously When it Comes to Personal Identity?, Stephen Matthew Duncan