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    • Personal Choices, Institutions, and Justice: Defending Cohen's Position from Tan's Critique 

      Sabzevari, Miriam (2014-09-29)
      This essay will defend, in light of Kok-Chor Tan's critique, G. A. Cohen's position that justice should be conceived as an extensive project, whose purview includes personal choices as well as institutional structures, and ...
    • Phenomenal consciousness in Chalmers 

      Sadeghnia, Mastoureh (2007-10-11)
      This essay is on ‘Phenomenal Consciousness’. By introducing the ‘hard problem’ of phenomenal consciousness, I will focus on Chalmers’ efforts on developing a theory of consciousness, which he believes is a project toward ...
    • Physicalism and Phenomenal Consciousness 

      Reid, Adam Curran (2010-09-19)
      The following thesis is concerned with the contemporary debate in the philosophy of mind surrounding the nature of phenomenal consciousness (viz. subjective experience, or qualia). My primary aim is to adjudicate the ...
    • Political Liberalism and the Virtues of Citizens 

      Carini, Stephane (2008-09-25)
      This paper takes as its starting point the fact of reasonable pluralism and defends political liberalism as the best means of accommodating diversity and a plurality of different conceptions of the good. I then ask what ...
    • Posthumanist Education: Rethinking Human-Animal Relations in Teaching and Learning 

      Pedersen, Helena (2017-10-17)
      Educational institutions have traditionally privileged human perspectives and interests, while using animals as scientific objects or ‘resources’ for our teaching and learning, rather than as subjects in their own right. ...
    • The Principle of Procreative Beneficence is Eugenic, but so what? 

      Hotke, Andrew (2012-10-09)
      In response to the possibilities for selection created by reproductive technologies like IVF and Prenatal screening, Julian Savulescu has argued that parents have a moral obligation to employ selective technology in order ...
    • Promissory Obligation and its Structure of Justification 

      Zhang, Erik Yuan (2015-09-01)
      In my view, the central disagreement in contemporary discussion of promissory obligation stems from two contrasting conceptions of the function of the obligation of promise keeping. Simply put, the disagreement is over ...
    • Psychological Dimensions of Socratic Protreptic 

      Bradizza, Roberto (2012-04-03)
      My goal in the present work is to add to our understanding of Socratic protreptic. I do so by focussing on psychological traits and qualities of character in Socrates’ young associates. There are a number of candidates ...
    • 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 ...