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The Scope of Justice: Whom Should Rights Protect?
This thesis argues that the strongest account of moral rights entails that animals and other marginal cases hold rights. The thesis contends that mutual advantage social contract theories offer the strongest account of ...
Mathematics, Meaning, and Commitment
This thesis offers a defence of realism in mathematics, principally through an a priori re-construal of the indispensability argument as revelatory of the commitments of mathematical thought. Following the articulation and ...
Between Virtue and Vice: Moral Worth for the Rest of Us
Most of us fall short of virtue—we are, at various times, weak-willed, selfish, self-absorbed, hypocritical, morally complacent, cowardly, and self-deceived. But most of us are not vicious, either. In this dissertation I ...
Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue After Auschwitz
This thesis explores the concept of moral breakdown in Auschwitz to consider what happens to the virtues under extreme circumstances. The method of exploration applies Alasdair MacIntyre’s virtue theory to the moral ...
Feelings and Emotion
(Philosophy Education Society, 1984)
Against Epistemic Agency
A great many philosophers suggest that we exercise epistemic agency – a kind of agency that is distinctly epistemic in character and which allows us directly to exercise agency over our beliefs. In this thesis I will ...
The Structure of Perceptual Content
Philosophers often endorse the claim that perceptual experience has content. However, the significance of this claim is highly disputed. A particularly central issue is the relationship between concepts and the content ...
Markets, Games, and Lobbying
Contemporary business ethics asks the question: what moral responsibilities do actors in a market economy have? Specifically, what obligations do corporate managers have? In this paper I consider a new method for answering ...
The Reasonable Person in Criminal Law
The reasonable person standard has permeated the legal sphere as a guideline for determining the appropriate judgment in various situations. If one is to be justified, he or she must have acted as a reasonable person would ...