Dissertation Projects

Current Dissertation Projects


Rachel Achs
What Warrants Blame?

Diana Acosta Navas
Discursive Inequality and Citizenship

Ewa Bigaj
The Aesthetics of Mathematics

Chaney Burlin
Sensory Pleasure

Javier Caride
Naturalism and Normativity

Sandy Diehl
Living in the Eyes of Others

Noel Dominguez
Moral Responsibility without the Responsibility

Lidal Dror
False Consciousness and its Implications for the Prioritizing of Opinions Amongst the Oppressed

Rachael Goodyer
The Requirement of Genetic Justice

Chandler Hatch
Practical Cognitivism: An Essay on Normativity and Objectivity

Zoe Jenkin
Reasons and Percepts

Paul Marcucilli
In Search of Epistemic Normativity

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

Thomas Pendlebury
The Grounds of Sense

Ronni Sadovsky
Emancipatory Social Norms

Will Tadros
Coercive Proposals and Coercion's Effects

David Thorstad
Inquiry Under Bounds

Kate Vredenburgh
Varieties of Explanation


Recent Dissertations


Doug Kremm
Practical Cognitivism: An Essay on Normativity and Objectivity (August 2018)

James Bondarchuk
Self-Consciousness in Kant's Moral Philosophy (July 2018)

Michael Rabenberg
Matters of Life and Death (May 2018)

Patricia Marechal
Aristotel on the Epistemic Role of Passion (May 2018)

Olivia Bailey
The Ethics and Epistemology of Empathy (May 2018)

Byron Davies
Dependence on Persons and Dependence on Things in Rousseau’s Social, Psychological, and Aesthetic Theory (May 2018)

Wendy Salkin
Informal Political Representation: Normative and Conceptual Foundations (April 2018)

Lauren Davidson
Into Question: An Account of Inquiry (March 2018)

Aleksy Tarasenko-Struc
The Authority of Morality and the Recognition of Persons (November 2017)

Zeynep Soysal
Formal Analyticity  (May 2017)

Shantia Rahimian
Phenomenal Concepts, Transparency, And The Hard Problems of Consciousness (May 2017)

Lauren Kopajtic
Sovereign Sentiments: Conceptions of Self-Control in David Hume, Adam Smith, and Jane Austen (May 2017)

Paul Julian
Objectivity and Intersubjectivity in Moral Philosophy  (May 2017)

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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