Dissertation Topics

Current Dissertation Projects


Rachel Achs
What Warrants Blame?

Olivia Bailey
On Empathy

James Bondarchuk
Kant’s Fact of Reason as Pure Practical Apperception

Lauren Davidson
Rational Question Answering

Byron Davies
Rousseau on Persons and Things

Ryan Davis
Why Does Liberty Matter?  Outline of a Theory about Liberty's Priority

Noel Dominguez
Moral Responsibility without the Responsibility

Paul Julian
Intersubjectivism: A Theory of Moral Normativity

Lauren Kopajtic
Adam Smith on Self-Control

Doug Kremm
Practical Cognitivism: An Essay on Normativity and Objectivity

Paul Marcucilli
In Search of Epistemic Normativity

Patricia Marechal
Aristotelian Powers

Jen Nguyen
Locating Leibniz's Monads: the Point of View Proposal

Michael Rabenberg
Death: Three Philosophical Essays

Shantia Rahimian
The Presentation Problem of Experience

Ronni Sadovsky
Emancipatory Social Norms

Wendy Salkin
Informal Political Representatives and the Possibility of Democratic Legitimacy

Zeynep Soysal
Conceptual Truths in Mathematics

Will Tadros
Coercive Proposals and Coercion's Effects

Aleksy Tarasenko-Struc
Interpersonal Engagement and the Possibility of Intersubjective Obligation

Kate Vredenburgh
Varieties of Explanation

Recent Dissertations


Micha Glaeser
Counsel and Command: An Address-Dependent Account of Authority (November 2016)

Jeremy Fix
Acting from Thought about Action (November 2016)

Emily McWilliams
Belief and Ameliorative Epistemology (November 2016)

Celine Leboeuf
The Social Constitution of the Body: Bodily Alienation and Bodily Integrity (May 2016)

Alex Prescott-Couch
Rational Reconstruction and the Construction of an Interlocutor (November 2015)

Enoch Lambert
Species, Humans, and Transformations (November 2015)

Nataliya Palatnik 
Kant’s Science of the Moral World and Moral Objectivity (November 2015)

Oded Na'aman
Loving, Valuing, Regretting, and Being Oneself (November 2015)

Marc Gasser 
On Perception’s Role in Aristotle’s Epistemology (May 2015)
Johann Frick 
‘Making People Happy, Not Making Happy People’: A Defense of the Asymmetry Intuition in Population Ethics (November 2014)
David Langlois 
The Normativity of Structural Rationality (November 2014)
Austin Booth
Essays on Biological Individuality (November 2014)
Colin Chamberlain 
The Self-Body Problem in Descartes and Malebranche (November 2014)
Elizabeth Miller 
No Metaphysics within Physics? (May 2014)
Michael Kenneally 
Intellectual Property Rights and Institutions: A Pluralist Account (May 2014)
Nico Cornell 
Wrongs Without Rights (November 2013)
Craig Nishomoto 
Duties of Rescue: a Moderate Account (November 2013)
Patricio Fernandez 
The Power of a Practical Conclusion (November 2013)
Sharon Berry 
Three Papers on and around the Access Problem (November 2013)
Allison Kuklok 
Conceptualism and Objectivity in Locke’s Account of Natural Kinds (November 2013)

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