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    • 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 ...
    • "Stuff" and Substantial Change 

      Swiderski, Jan (2015-09-25)
      I consider whether coincident objects can be avoided, while preserving matter’s survival of substantial change and the everyday understanding of identity, by recognizing the ontological category of stuff. In Chapter 1, I ...
    • Taking the World In 

      Busuioc, Octavian Alexandru (2013-05-29)
      It is natural to think that in order to learn about the world from perceptual experience, a person does not need to do anything. All that is required is that she has her eyes open, or her ears unplugged, so that she can ...
    • Technological Moral Proxies and the Ethical Limits of Automating Decision-Making In Robotics and Artificial Intelligence 

      Millar, Jason (2015-10-29)
      Humans have been automating increasingly sophisticated behaviours for some time now. We have machines that lift and move things, that perform complex calculations, and even machines that build other machines. More recently, ...
    • Toward a Political Conception of Minority Rights: Reconciling Sovereignty, Human Rights and Minority Claims 

      Hejazi, Omid
      The question that I will explore in this research dissertation is whether one can defend the rights of homeland minorities as a progressive extension of the existing norms of human rights. This question calls for several ...
    • Toward a Substantive Right of Exit 

      Mertel, Kurt Cihan Murat (2007-09-25)
      This paper deals with an important problem in contemporary political thought: the problem of ‘minorities within minorities’. The problem lies in the fact that, on one hand, while illiberal cultural or religious groups ...
    • Toward a Virtue-Centred Ethics of Reproduction 

      Wayne, Katherine (2013-09-17)
      When it comes to potential children, is to love them to leave them be (nonexistent)? I examine the possibility of virtuous reproduction, as well as some more basic theoretical issues surrounding the nature of moral goodness ...
    • Truth and Tradition in Plato and the Cambridge Platonists 

      Koffman, Jordan (2009-10-01)
      Both Plato and the Cambridge Platonists hold the view that moral knowledge depends primarily on cognitive resources which are innate to the mind. There is, nevertheless, a need for our minds to be prompted through experience ...
    • Understanding the Role and Nature of Intuition in Philosophical Inquiry 

      Nicola, Nicolas
      This thesis explores the role and nature of intuition in philosophical inquiry. Appeals to intuition have either been used as evidence for or against philosophical theories or as constitutive features of judgement. I attempt ...
    • Unfelt Feelings in Pain and the Emotions 

      Leighton, Stephen (The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 1986)
    • The Value of Passions in Plato and Aristotle 

      Leighton, Stephen (Southwestern Philosophical Society, 1995)
    • Valuing Distributive Equality 

      Bremner, Claire (2008-09-27)
      Distributive equality can be valued in different ways, which can be rendered as definitions of ways to value distributive equality. Those definitions can be used to investigate the value, if any, that distributive equality ...
    • Voluntarism and Adoption: Understanding Parental Obligations 

      Najand, Nikoo (2015-02-26)
      Given the increasing variety of non-traditional family arrangements, together with reproductive technologies and adoption practices, assumptions about what constitutes a family and what constitutes a parent have been called ...