Browse by Subject "Philosophy"

  • Davis, John Bryan (1983)
    This dissertation investigates Marx's thinking with a view to ascertaining normative foundations for a system of ethics in capitalist society. It presupposes as essential to the functioning of an ethics or morality: a ...

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  • Gehman, John Clayton (1976)

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  • Hass, Lawrence Robert (1991)
    Thought about perception finds itself confronting an antinomy: On one hand it would seem perception is the result of causal action--the effect of external objects upon us; on the other hand, there are compelling reasons ...

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  • Shenshin, Veronica (1994)
    The previously-neglected metaphysical aspect of Fet's poetry discussed in this thesis mainly concerns itself with the philosophical, ontological and aesthetical basis of his lyrics. Fet's Memoirs (1890) and correspondence ...

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  • Horne, Zachary S (2016-03-16)
    Between 1960 and 1999, it was quite common for philosophers to rely almost completely on a priori methods to advance their arguments (Knobe, 2015); in a recent study by Knobe, the majority of papers sampled from this period ...

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  • Riggs, Donald Royal (1980)
    The logical form of an alethic modal judgement is given in part by a characterization of the semantic role of a modal qualification. Otherwise, a "formal" account of modality lacks the requisite degree of explanatory ...

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  • Zerwekh, Robert Alan (1979)

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  • Moulds, Donald Bancroft (2001)
    The task of this dissertation is to examine the morality of familial obligations and to draw conclusions about how they ought to be approached. The work presents a general description of the obligations commonly associated ...

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  • Dykes, Benjamin N. (2003)
    In Chapter Four I argue that speculative logic can solve and remain invulnerable to longstanding problems in traditional skepticism, especially the more powerful ancient type. Skepticism is effective because its arguments ...

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  • Pace, Bradley W. (2006)
    The 17th-century French philosopher Nicolas Malebranche was one of the leading proponents of occasionalism, the view that God is directly responsible for all change in the created world. For Malebranche, occasionalism is ...

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  • Reid, Mark D. (2006)
    Moral philosophers often claim that animals lack the basic capacities needed for morality. However, with no account that states the minimal requirements for being a moral agent, that claim is vulnerable. After developing ...

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  • Caughran, Jackie Ray (1980)
    Newcomb's Problem is a hypothetical situation wherein you are called upon to choose between two possible but mutually exclusive acts for both of which there are seemingly compelling, if not conclusive, arguments. As such ...

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  • Lurie, Yotam (1996)
    The historical context of this project is situated at the intersection of post-Kantian European philosophy and American Pragmatism as it concentrates on the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and John Dewey. Nietzsche and Dewey ...

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  • Mitchell, Rebecca A. (2011-05-25)
    At the dawn of the twentieth century, Imperial Russia was in the throes of immense social, political and cultural upheaval. The effects of rapid industrialization, rising capitalism and urbanization, as well as the trauma ...

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  • Tursman, Richard Allen (1964)

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  • Harnish, Stephen Hostetler (1996)
    This thesis introduces a new set theory referred to as the graph-isomorphism set theory (GST). GST does not satisfy the foundation axiom. Peter Aczel has presented several non-well-founded (NWF) set theories within a unified ...

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  • Rodriguez, Alexandra V. (2006)
    In consumer behavior, desire plays a central role, charging attitudes, values, norms, and other antecedent variables with the motivational energy needed to ignite the consumer's behavioral engine and drive it toward action ...

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  • Finkler, Joshua Phillip (2000)
    Next the project develops a mereologized class theory satisfying the following criteria: the project does not take as primitive the operation which carries a member into its singleton, it offers some insight into the ways ...

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  • Plumer, Gilbert Edward (1983)
    The dissertation is a study primarily in analytic metaphysics. The emphasis is on time, and the focus, on the whole, is on the notion of Now.

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