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  • Jaramillo, Sara (2015)
    My aim in this paper will be to examine the relation between an agent’s intentions and her actions. I will look at two different ways of approaching the relation: the causal framework and the expressivist framework, and I ...
  • Kovacs, Hannah (2009)
    Reductive philosophers of mind tell us that scientific explanations can account for meaning with brain function and human action in terms of cause/effect outputs. Before accepting this, we should consider whether there is ...
  • Yun, Emma (2010)
    Beauty‘s relation to art and the good life is mostly obscure, though the topic has been much debated in the course of Western Philosophy. In this essay, I hope to revive the relationship between beauty and goodness, as ...
  • Jiang, LinKai (2011)
    If one is struggling between a decision to party or to organize for social change, this thesis hopes to provide resources for reconciling this tension between personal desires and political duties. I argue that civic ...
  • Contreras, Stephanie (2011)
    In this paper, I will rehearse H.L.A Hart’s standard definition of punishment to reintroduce the elements that constitute state punishment, and Michael Davies’s methodology for discussing just punishment.
  • Chai, Rodney Ming-Fui (2015)
    In my paper, I argue that the Chinese Taoist philosopher, Zhuang Zi (369-286 BC) can help us see that Aristotle's distinction between two of his intellectual virtues - phronesis (practical wisdom) and techne (craftsmanship) ...
  • Yurdin, Joel (January , 2015)
    How can we think all that we actually do think? What is the nature of human knowledge, and what are its limits? What is mind-independent reality like? What is a person, and what are the identity conditions for persons? ...
  • Kopilow, Emily (2009)
    In a series of exchanges Hubert Dreyfus and John McDowell take turns accusing each other of succumbing to dualistic theories of action founded in the subtle draws of a Cartesian dualism. The question of the meaning of ...
  • Yurdin, Joel (September , 2014)
    Happiness is something that we all want, but what exactly is it? Clearly pleasure plays an important part in a happy life. Is the happy life identical with a life of pleasure? If not, what part does pleasure play? Perhaps ...
  • Vanderbeck, Ashley (2013)
    A pair of scientific and philosophical considerations make worry for the sheer possibility of thoughts’ directedness at the world. Modern science tells us that nature is purely the realm of law, which is contrasted to ...
  • Keough, Sydney (2011)
    A great deal of philosophical anxiety has fixated on the notorious fact that the world does not always match our experience of it. Conversely, little attention has been paid to the equally interesting and similarly difficult ...
  • Krajewski, Evangeline (2014)
    This is study of bodies as sites of convergent influence—influence that happens from within, through, and outside of a body—and how writing functions to speak a convergence as it simultaneously constitutes it. It specifically ...
  • Taylor, Jordan (2014)
    Much like communication or logical thought, privacy has always been fundamental to human experience. The rise and rapid expansion of communication technology has brought the issue of privacy as a right and value to heightened ...
  • Baum-Tuccillo, Mica (2009)
    What potential role can educational spaces play in an individual's process of developing good moral character? And how does moral character lead to the cultivation of global citizens? This thesis discusses several philosophical ...
  • Yurdin, Joel (January , 2015)
    This course examines some central problems in the philosophy of perception and their treatment by rival theories of perceptual awareness, including the sense datum theory, the Intentional theory, and the naïve realist (or ...
  • Plato 
    Yurdin, Joel (September , 2014)
    A close reading of Plato’s Meno, Phaedo, Republic, Symposium, and Theaetetus, with a focus on issues in philosophical psychology, metaphysics, and the theory of knowledge. Emphasis is on a philosophical understanding of ...
  • Koch, Elliott (2011)
    This thesis explores the integral role of aporia in Platonic philosophy by exploring its epistemological, philosophical, and ethical contexts. Aporia is the disruption of pre-philosophical opinion – some call it intuition ...
  • Morais, Cristina C. (2011)
    Challenging gender injustice is not an easy task especially when it comes to the injustices that are present in the family. Part of the difficulty is that moral and political theory has tended to take what happens in the ...