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    • Markets, Games, and Lobbying 

      Robinson, Denys (2015-10-09)
      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 ...
    • Mass nouns and stuff: the beginning of a new treatment 

      Kuiper, Heather Nicole (2007-10-01)
      This paper attempts to clarify the role mass nouns play in our language, including what they designate and how they designate it. In particular, this paper focuses on demonstrating that mass nouns do not individuate the ...
    • Mathematics, Meaning, and Commitment 

      Smith, Mark Charles Reginald (2009-05-05)
      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 ...
    • Matter and Minds: Examining Embodied Souls in Plato’s Timaeus and Ancient Philosophy 

      Kotow, Emily Claire
      With the rise of Platonism influenced by Plotinus and Descartes, philosophers have largely overlooked the fact that Plato directly acknowledges that there is a practical and valuable role for the body. The Timaeus clearly ...
    • The Mean Relative to Us 

      Leighton, Stephen (ACADEMIC PRINTING AND PUBLISHING, 1995)
    • Meeting Epistemic Challenges in Psychiatry With Embodied Cognition 

      Gojmerac, Marie
      Psychiatry faces epistemic problems because of its roughly dualist philosophy of mind. Theory and practice that implicitly or explicitly separate mind and body challenge psychiatry’s ability to describe, meet and treat its ...
    • A modern interpretation of Robert Fludd's symbolic illustrations 

      Diotallevi, Dante (2015-10-03)
      This thesis defends the worldview and reasoning of Robert Fludd through a detailed examination of his illustrations. I am continuing the work of Wolfgang Pauli, who wrote on Fludd’s polemic with Johannes Kepler. Diving ...
    • Modern Theories of Emotion 

      Leighton, Stephen (Penn State University Press, 1988)
    • Moral Liability to Self-Defense: Challenging Jeff McMahan's Fact-Relative Account 

      Jeffrey, Kory (2012-10-02)
      The focus of this thesis is the normative base of moral liability to defensive harm. Many argue that liability is what makes it morally permissible to seriously injure or kill in self-defense or in the defense of others. ...
    • Moral Responsibility and Preconditions of Moral Criticism 

      Farzam-Kia, Arash (2010-07-07)
      Traditionally, the central threat to the defensibility of the range of practices and attitudes constitutive of moral criticism has been seen to be posed by the Causal Thesis, the view that all actions have antecedent causes ...
    • Moral Responsibility and the Natural Order 

      Allen, Katy (2007-09-19)
      This thesis examines Kantian conceptions of freedom. Beginning with Kant himself, I show how Kant’s response to Hume concerning the rational justification of causal judgements results in his claim that the sensible world ...
    • Nature Enframed: Technology and Heidegger's Environmental Thinking 

      Curran, Kyle (2015-10-01)
      This thesis concerns itself with a potential relationship between environmental philosophy and the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. Taking up the question of modern technology as a prima facie cause of environmental damage, ...
    • A New View of Emotions 

      Leighton, Stephen (University of Illinois Press, 1985)
    • Nietzsche's Idea of the Overman and the Current State of Collective Consciousness 

      Poisot Cervantes, Hiram
      Nietzsche’s idea of the overman has been interpreted in several ways and is often misunderstood. Observing people’s tendencies to act in specific ways along with the common forms of social organization and development ...
    • Norms, Reasons, and Moral Progress 

      Tam, Nga Yin (Agnes)
      In the literature of moral progress, there is an ongoing debate over the role of moral reasoning in enabling large-scale behavioural change. On the one hand, rationalists argue that more and better moral reasoning is key ...
    • On Feeling Angry and Elated 

      Leighton, Stephen (1988)
    • On Pity and Its Appropriateness 

      Leighton, Stephen (Mohr Siebeck, 2007)
    • On the Conceptual Status of Justice 

      Johannsen, Kyle (2015-07-02)
      In contemporary debates about justice, political philosophers take themselves to be engaged with a subject that’s narrower than the whole of morality. Many contemporary liberals, notably John Rawls, understand this ...
    • On the Performativity of Economics 

      Ruggins, Sarah (2013-10-01)
      This project seeks to deepen the understanding of economic “performativity” – the effects of economic theory and models on the economy - by examining the history of financial markets and the relationship between economic ...
    • Open Secularism and the New Religious Pluralism 

      Boucher, Francois (2012-09-27)
      Although we have developed modes of governance of religious diversity to accommodate the weak level of religious pluralism which characterized Western societies until recently, it is not clear that these modes of governance ...