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    • Realism and the Background of Goodman's Worldmaking 

      Juvshik, Tim (2013-09-11)
      The work of Nelson Goodman has significantly impacted the philosophical landscape of the latter half of the twentieth century. In this thesis I critically assess Goodman’s later metaphysics, particularly his ontological ...
    • The Reasonable Person in Criminal Law 

      Tinus, Joanna
      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 ...
    • Recognition and Reconciliation: The New Role of Theory in Aesthetics 

      Hrehor, Kristin Amber (2007-09-26)
      George Dickie’s institutional theory of art has been subject to extensive debate over the past 30 years. It has been both revered and deplored, garnering such attention for the seemingly controversial way in which Dickie ...
    • Recognizing Constraints on Moral Reasoning and the Fairness of Blame 

      Esselmont, Christine N.; Vidt, Christine N. (2014-09-16)
      Many argue that moral blame is unfair when poor formative circumstances negatively influence an individual’s ability to appreciate moral reasons. For example, Susan Wolf refers to the pre-conditions for being blamed as ...
    • Relating to Reasons 

      Langlois, Christopher (2010-09-08)
      While each of us has an intuitive sense of what a reason is, when considered more carefully the concept is not so clear. There are a number of questions to which any successful account of reasons will provide some answer. ...
    • Relationships and the Limits of Reasonable Partiality 

      Ritcey, Nolan S. (2015-01-09)
      The problems associated with an overly impartial moral psychology are well discussed in the literature on utilitarianism, consequentialism, and rational decision moral theory. Criticisms of these approaches to morality ...
    • Relativizing Moral Excellence in Aristotle 

      Leighton, Stephen (ACADEMIC PRINTING AND PUBLISHING, 1992)
    • Responsibility for Self: Agency and the Attitudes 

      Rosner, Mark (2015-09-15)
      This thesis defends the claim that the core idea of moral responsibility is fixed by our best theory of agency. Such a theory concerns the proper conditions of attribution of an attitude or an action to an agent for the ...
    • A Restorative Theory of Criminal Justice 

      McSheffrey, Ryan (2016-10-12)
      In this project, I defend a restorative theory of criminal justice. I argue that the response to criminal wrongdoing in a just society should take the form of an attempt to heal the damage done to the community resulting ...
    • Rethinking Environmental Responsibility: Heidegger, Profound Boredom, and the Alterity of Nature 

      Ross, Andrew Peter (2007-10-11)
      Beginning with an overview of the appropriation of Heidegger’s thought to environmental philosophy, I proceed to identify two themes as holding a prominent place within the current literature: Heidegger’s conception of ...
    • Returning To Our Senses 

      Busuioc, Octavian Alexandru (2007-09-27)
      The following thesis is concerned with the way we think of particular objects. More specifically, it is concerned with de re thoughts and beliefs, which are parasitic upon the objects they are about. In ascribing and ...
    • The "Right to Autonomous Agency" and the "Right to Exit/ Sever Relationships": Theorizing our Obligations to Companion Animals in a Post-Animal Rights World 

      Roy, Shitangshu (2013-11-15)
      This thesis expands on the model presented in Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka’s Zoopolis for how companion animals might be treated as co-citizens in a post-Animal Rights world. I will attempt to clarify the distinct ...
    • Robert Solomon (1942-2007) 

      Leighton, Stephen (Elsevier, 2008)
    • A Role For Ideal Theory In Light of The Theory of Second Best 

      Turnbull, Scott (2015-11-03)
      Political theorists, in increasing frequency, have focused on the application of theories of justice to concrete social issues and policy prescriptions. This so called “policy turn” has made it ever more important to reflect ...
    • The Scope of Justice: Whom Should Rights Protect? 

      Taylor, Matthew (2015-10-03)
      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 ...
    • Social Capital, Social Inequality, and Democracy 

      Brooke, William (2013-11-29)
      This thesis is a work of political philosophy. It aims to set out an egalitarian understanding of the promotion of social capital. The first chapter of the thesis is an introduction to social capital, and contains a normative ...
    • Spinoza's Causal Axiom: A Defense 

      Doppelt, Torin (2010-09-20)
      In the first chapter, I examine the definitions and axioms in Part One of Spinoza's Ethics. From there, I discuss five interpretations of Spinoza's notion of `axiom' in order to strengthen our understanding of the role ...
    • Spinoza's Version of the PSR 

      Schaeffer, Erich (2014-03-31)
      Michael Della Rocca has provided an influential interpretation of Spinoza relying heavily on the principle of sufficient reason. In order to challenge this interpretation, I identify three assumptions Della Rocca makes ...
    • The Structure of Blame and its Relation to the Moral Emotions 

      Yashinsky, Dalia
      It is not clear what role emotions play in our conception of blame. In this thesis, I aim to understand the role of the emotions in blame, and the question that I explore can be phrased in the following way: is blame ...
    • The Structure of Perceptual Content 

      Symons, John William David (2007-11-23)
      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 ...