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    • Cohen’s Egalitarian Ethos: What Does the Political Require of the Personal? 

      Hayes, Aidan (2012-10-02)
      G.A. Cohen’s critique of John Rawls holds that it is insufficient to approach the problem of justice as one of principles governing laws and institutions alone. Instead, an appropriate social ethos must motivate the citizens ...
    • Compossibility 

      Chiek, Yual (2014-04-09)
      This thesis is a study of G.W. Leibniz’s views on compossibility. Leibniz calls substances that can be brought into existence together “compossible,” and he says that substances that cannot be brought into existence together ...
    • Consciousness: How its Subjectivity is Compatible with Physicalism 

      Sadeghnia, Mastoureh (2016-03-30)
      Though our everyday life is made up of contacts with the world through conscious experiences, our understanding of this basic fact is limited. Consciousness and the “hard problem” have been one of the most controversial ...
    • Considering childlessness: an argument for the extrication of childbearing and motherhood from the concept of womanhood 

      Oja, Tanya Elise (2008-08-27)
      The stereotypical concept of womanhood is tethered to childbearing and motherhood. Even though childlessness is becoming more common, the belief seems to be that all women must want and should have children as well as ...
    • Constructing Democratic Space: Inclusion, Efficacy, and Protest in Deliberative Democratic Theory 

      Drake, Anna (2008-12-01)
      This dissertation looks at the challenges that deliberative democratic theory encounters when it tries to offer a rich account of inclusion yet refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of external protest. While sympathetic ...
    • Culture, Community and the Multicultural Individual 

      Molos, DIMITRIOS (2012-12-18)
      Every theory of liberal multiculturalism is premised on some account of the nature of culture, cultural difference and social reality, or what I call “the conditions of multiculturality”. In this dissertation, I offer a ...
    • The Death and Life of the Polis 

      Middleton, Ryan (2008-09-17)
      Aristotle argues in Chapter 2 of Book I of the Politics that the polis exists by nature. I argue that this notion of a natural polis, what I call the Naturalness Thesis, is fundamentally important to Aristotle's political ...
    • A Defence of Associative Duties 

      Clifton, Owen
      In this thesis, I defend associative duties – typically understood as non-contractual, special moral responsibilities that arise from valued relationships – as a genuine class of duties. I do this in the spaces of both ...
    • A Defence of Thomas Pogge’s Argument for a Minimally Just Institutional Order 

      Gairdner, Franklin (2009-02-02)
      In an attempt to illustrate that the developed world has obligations to alleviate severe poverty, Thomas Pogge created a theory driven by human rights to focus on negative rights and duties of the avoidance of harm. His ...
    • Diagnosing Drug Shortages 

      Farr, Matthew (2015-10-03)
      Wealthy countries are increasingly experiencing shortages of a wide range of generic drugs. These shortages are creating substantial harms for patients and problems for health systems. Despite recurring shortages and ...
    • Disability & Justice: The Practice of Egalitarian Thought 

      Riddle, Christopher Alexander (2012-03-14)
      In what follows, I engage in a wide-ranging discussion that captures the components of a metric of egalitarian justice (that is, the nature of the principles that specify what we aim to distribute equally) best designed ...
    • Does Charity Begin - and End - at Home? Singer and Kant's Views on Our Duties of Foreign Aid 

      Wakely-Mulroney, Aidan (2012-10-02)
      In "Famine, Affluence, and Morality," Peter Singer urges citizens of wealthy countries to make immense personal sacrifices in order to assist the poor overseas. Though Singer has moderated his view in recent years and now ...
    • Education and Self-Cultivation: Foundational Changes for Existential Flourishing 

      Jaiprakash, Harshita (2016-10-03)
      The strained relationship between pedagogy and self-cultivation is often overlooked in favour of more pressing and profitable concerns within educational institutions. However, the end of education is not a well-paying ...
    • Epistemic Disjunctivism: A New Story about a Familiar Picture 

      Egri, William
      The primary aim of this thesis is to evaluate the position known as ‘epistemic disjunctivism’ and its relation to the traditional epistemological framework it is meant to replace. In particular, this will involve the ...
    • Equality and Global Justice: Tracing the Scope and Grounds of Egalitarianism 

      Harwood, Brennen (2014-09-29)
      In this thesis, I examine the nature of egalitarian theories of distributive justice and their applicability to the global realm. I begin by laying out why it is that equality matters and how it is that we ought to understand ...
    • Eternalism and the Passage of Time 

      Ewing, Kyley (2013-09-13)
      This thesis considers the relationship between the ontology of time and the passage of time, and concludes that the best way to understand this relationship is found in the combination of eternalism with the view that the ...
    • The Ethics of Care of the Self as Resistance to a “Peculiar Institution” 

      Monte, Jonas
      This thesis discusses some of the critiques of modern moral theories (deontology, utilitarianism, and virtue ethics) posed by Elizabeth Anscombe, Michael Stocker, Bernard Williams, and Susan Wolf. It focuses on Stocker’s ...
    • Eudemian Ethics 1220b11-13 

      Leighton, Stephen (Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Classical Association, 1984)
    • EVALUATING AND EXPLAINING THE SUCCESS OF SCIENCE: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE 

      Shaw, Jamie (2014-10-03)
      The recent literature surrounding the realist/anti-realist debates in the philosophy of science has focused its attention towards the role that history plays in explaining why science is successful and thus approximately ...
    • Evaluating nationalism in the Liberal framework 

      Hejazi, Omid (2007-10-11)
      This essay is an attempt to explain and assess the liberal nationalists’ view on the problems of the legitimacy of nationalism and cultural rights. I want to look at some theories over the past fifteen years that normatively ...