• 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 (2016-08)
      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 ...