• Epistemicism 

    Hu, Ivan J. (2015-05)
    I propose a new theory of vagueness centered around the epistemology and normativity of vagueness. The theory is a version of epistemicism—the view that vagueness is a fundamentally epistemic phenomenon—that improves upon ...
  • An epistemological approach to the mind-body problem 

    Bogardus, Tomas Alan (2011-08)
    This dissertation makes progress on the mind-body problem by examining certain key features of epistemic defeasibility, introspection, peer disagreement, and philosophical methodology. In the standard thought experiments, ...
  • Evidentiary criteria in Galen : three competing accounts of medical epistemology in the second century CE 

    Salas, Luis Alejandro (2012-12)
    This report examines the sectarian backdrop for Galen of Pergamum's medical epistemology. It considers the justificatory role that experience (empeiria) and theoretical accounts (logoi) play in Empiricist and Dogmatist ...
  • The intellectual given 

    Bengson, John Thomas Steele (2010-05)
    Some things we know just by thinking about them: for example, that identity is transitive, that three are more than two, that wantonly torturing innocents is wrong, and other propositions which simply strike us as true ...
  • Rational belief in classical India : Nyaya's epistemology and defense of theism 

    Dasti, Matthew Roe (2010-05)
    Nyāya is the premier realist school of philosophy in classical India. It is also the home of a sophisticated epistemology and natural theology. This dissertation presents a distinctive interpretation of Nyāya’s epistemology ...
  • Telling secondhand stories : news aggregation and the production of journalistic knowledge 

    Coddington, Mark Allen (2015-08)
    News aggregation has become one of the most widely practiced forms of newswork, as more news is characterized by information taken from other published sources and displayed in a single abbreviated space. This form of ...
  • The structure of perceptual justification 

    Miller, Brian Townsend
    When does a perceptual experience as of my hands provide justification for me to believe that I have hands? One initially plausible positive requirement is that I must have reasons to believe something else: that my ...
  • Transnational Mexican-origin families : ways of knowing and implications for schooling 

    Kasun, Gail Sue (2012-05)
    Transnational Mexican-origin Families is a qualitative study of four working class, Mexican-origin families who resided in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region and who also made return visits to Mexico at least every ...
  • Undressing nature: the uncertain enlightenment and the hermeneutic ontology of the novel 

    Cowles, Lynn Aysley; 0000-0002-1230-3258 (2015-12)
    _Undressing Nature_ argues that in some of the writing produced by pioneers working in new literary generic forms at the end of the Early Modern period, the characteristics of irony, self-reflexive discourse, and the ...