Dissertations and Theses - Philosophy

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  • Meyer, Daniel (2020-03-09)
    In the "Metaphysics of Morals," Kant appears to claim that there is a category of duties to oneself, known as the duties to oneself as animal beings, that is based in the natural teleology of the natural appetites (self-love, ...

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  • Keller, James (2020-04-20)
    Recent progress in the field of cognitive science, specifically with respect to mathematical cognition, along with the turn in the philosophy of mathematics to a focus on mathematical practice, make for a great opportunity ...

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  • Lee, Steven Fong-Yi (2019-12-06)
    In this dissertation I argue that truth-conditional semantics for vague predicates, combined with a Bayesian account of statistical inference incorporating knowledge of truth-conditions of utterances, generates false ...

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  • Rokosz, Steven (2019-11-20)
    Philosophers and religious believers have commonly held that suffering is a basic feature of human existence, while responding to this problem in different ways. Philosophers have often tried to mitigate suffering in their ...

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  • Ellis, Addison Clark (2019-07-10)
    The basic aim of this dissertation is to show that epistemic objectivity is only possible through the absolute spontaneity of the understanding. I spell out Kant’s concept of spontaneity as it appears in the Critique, and ...

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