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    • 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 ...
    • Waking (To) Thinking Being: A Study of Education, Metaphysics, Mind, and Language 

      McInerney, Ryan (2016-09-29)
      This dissertation articulates the basic aims and achievements of education. It recognizes language as central to thinking, and philosophy and education as belonging profoundly to one another. The first step is to show that ...
    • What Makes the Good Life Good? 

      Platt, Elyse (2014-12-17)
      “The happy life is the pleasant life” is a statement that both many ancient and contemporary philosophers would agree to. However how they understand it to be true can differ greatly. In this thesis, I am interested in ...
    • What We Love 

      Leighton, Stephen (Taylor & Francis, 1993)
    • Williams, Scanlon, and the Normativity of Morality 

      Maidment, Will
      Most debates about the viability of a given moral theory are won and lost, or at least brought to an end, through resort to a familiar pattern of argument: if a theory calls for that course of action, can it really claim ...
    • Wisdom in practice: Socrates' conception of technē 

      Roberts, Clifford Masood (2007-10-01)
      The word ‘technē’ frequently appears in the argument and discussions of Socrates and his interlocutors in Plato’s early dialogues; the concept of technē as well as instances thereof often play a crucial role in effecting ...
    • Wittgenstein and the Appeal to Our Practices 

      Howe, Kathleen Ann (2010-09-27)
      In On Certainty, Wittgenstein repeatedly responds to an imagined sceptic by appealing to our everyday expressions of knowledge, doubt, and certainty, thereby showing the sceptic's use of these expressions to flout common ...