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A hierarchical Bayesian analysis of multiple order constraints in behavioral science
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Psychology is an empirical science, and oftentimes the main target of interest is an empirical effect. For example, we may be interested in human ...
Absences as causes : a defense of negative causation
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
In this dissertation, I confront the issue of negative causation, (i.e., causation by or of absences). I investigate the causal status of absences with regard to particular philosophical concerns and argue that absences ...
On Foucault and the genealogy of governmentality
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
In this dissertation I perform what I take to be a genealogy of governmentality by tracing the history of governmentality through various political philosophers and culminating in the work of Michel Foucault. I begin with ...