• A critical analysis of the third circuit's test for due process violations in denials of defense witness immunity requests 

    Krauss, Samuel Fox (2014-05-02)
    Several Supreme Court cases in the latter half of the 20th Century established a criminal defendant's due process right to put forward an effective defense. To put forward an effective defense, one must be able to introduce ...
  • A generative epistemic theory of remembering 

    James, Steven Patrick (2014-07-25)
    This dissertation is about the nature and epistemic significance of remembering. Recent philosophical work has exploited the constructive nature of memory to weaken its relationship to knowledge. Against this, I argue that ...
  • A new defense of realism 

    Mantegani, Nicholas Buckley (2012-11-19)
    In this dissertation, I defend the claim that realism – that is, a theory committed to an ontology of universals and particulars – is a more viable theory than any of the others adopted in order solve to the problem of ...
  • A prayer for me as well : friendship and philosophy in Plato's Phaedrus 

    White, Glenavin Lindley (2014-06-12)
    Although Plato's views on Friendship, or philia, are almost always found embedded in discussions of erotic love, I argue that these views nevertheless constitute a clear and compelling picture of the nature and value of ...
  • An epistemological approach to the mind-body problem 

    Bogardus, Tomas Alan (2011-09-27)
    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, ...
  • Artistic expression, aesthetic value and the law 

    Neilson, Jennifer A. (2011-06-10)
    The aim of this project is to develop a legally relevant theory of artistic value, based on which a judge can reliably determine whether a work has sufficient such value to be granted constitutional protection, even though ...
  • Assertion and belief without knowledge 

    McGlynn, Aidan Neil (2012-12-10)
    Recent epistemology has been dominated by the knowledge first approach championed by Timothy Williamson and others, and its influence continues to grow, spreading into the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, ...
  • Authority and self-knowledge 

    Sevel, Michael Allen (2010-11-30)
    Philosophers have long thought that practical authority is morally problematic. The most familiar explanation is that exercising authority (for example, by the giving of commands) interferes with a subject’s responsiveness ...
  • The authority of pleasure and pain: moral psychology in Plato's Philebus 

    Evans, Matthew Lyall (2008-08-28)
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  • Berkeley's realism: an essay in ontology 

    Allen, Stephen Paul (2008-08-28)
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  • Building nothing out of something 

    Wright, Briggs Marvin (2011-07-06)
    The notion of absence is pervasive throughout and central to human language and thought. Such thought and talk is often taken quite seriously. Much has been done to motivate treating absences as genuine entities, things ...
  • Can non-cognitivism account for ethical explanation? 

    Simpson, Christopher Aaron (2014-04-16)
    In this report I argue that a popular account of the nature of ethical thought and talk -- non-cognitivism -- cannot make sense of our attempts to explain why some things are right or wrong, good or bad, just or unjust. ...
  • Conditions under which random acquittal is better than acquitting the guilty to avoid convicting the innocent 

    Smith, Graham P., 1967- (2009-09-03)
    One common approach to managing the inevitable erroneous convictions and erroneous acquittals produced by criminal justice systems is to employ various means (rules and procedures) to decrease the number of erroneous ...
  • Critical thinking on a logical fallacy 

    Shim, So Young, 1970- (2011-06-10)
    Ad hominem argument is an argument that attacks the defender of a claim rather than the claim in dispute. The purpose of my dissertation is to answer the question of whether ad hominem argument is fallacious. I search for ...
  • Cross-temporal relations 

    Johnson, Tristan Shawn (2011-02-21)
    In this paper I argue that the presentist cannot deal adequately with cross-temporal relations. I look at several attempts to solve the cross-temporal relations objection and find only one that might work. Still I argue ...
  • Cultural kindism : what it is and why we should endorse it 

    Blackman, Reid Diamond (2012-10-08)
    In this dissertation I argue, first, that an Aristotelian/Kindist approach to ethics is superior to the dominant approach of the 20th Century because it avoids deep meta-ethical puzzles, and second, that we should reject ...
  • Does rationalism rest upon reason alone? 

    Tubert, Ariela (2008-08-28)
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  • Donald Davidson and moral realism 

    Register, Bryan Randall (2008-08-28)
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  • Donkey pronouns 

    Chen, Hsiang-Yun, 1979- (2012-10-23)
    Donkey pronouns seem to defy the conventional categories of referential and anaphoric pronouns and hence cannot be analyzed as variables. An orthodox treatment is that donkey pronouns are semantically equivalent to definite ...
  • Dynamics of plurality in quantification and anaphora 

    Wang, Linton I-chi (2008-08-28)
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