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    • Against Epistemic Agency 

      Puzzo, Andrew (2015-10-03)
      A great many philosophers suggest that we exercise epistemic agency – a kind of agency that is distinctly epistemic in character and which allows us directly to exercise agency over our beliefs. In this thesis I will ...
    • Bipartite Assertion: A New Account of Assertion, Defined in Terms of Responsibility and Explicit Presentation 

      Cull, Matthew (2016-09-10)
      Assertion is a speech act that stands at the intersection of the philosophy of language and social epistemology. It is a phenomenon that bears on such wide-ranging topics as testimony, truth, meaning, knowledge and trust. ...
    • The Bounds of Justification 

      Bruno, G. Anthony (2007-10-11)
      In the Theaetetus, Socrates proposes that knowledge is true belief that is accounted for or justified. The question that intuitively follows is what the proper structure of a justifying account of true belief is. Answers ...
    • 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 ...
    • Language, Logos, and Social Ontology: Naturalist and Post-Naturalist Narratives of Human Rationality and Social Reality 

      Morgulis, Aaron (2016-10-04)
      I distinguish two ways that philosophers have approached and explained the reality and status of human social institutions. I call these approaches “naturalist” and “post-naturalist”. Common to both approaches is an ...
    • 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 ...
    • Perceptual Intuitionism Without Ethical Perception 

      Jamieson, Lesley (2014-09-30)
      In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in Perceptual Intuitionism. A significant portion of the literature on the topic has focused on the ethical perception defense, the supposition seeming to be that one must ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...