• Attending to our work: a framework for understanding and evaluating the division of labor 

    Thomas, Anthony E., 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The division of labor is a pervasive and long-standing feature of human life. Yet there is little consensus--either in philosophy or in other disciplines--regarding its status. Using a contemporary evaluation provided by ...
  • Home aestheticus: species being and the struggle for existence 

    Novy, Ronald, 1965- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    In this paper, I argue for the homo aestheticus thesis - the claim that our species nature is that of artistic producer and consumer; that this nature is a selected-for, biobehavioral trait; and that to be alienated is to ...
  • On Foucault and the genealogy of governmentality 

    Nichols, Alan W., 1969- (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 ...
  • The real banality of evil 

    Lamboy, Regine (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    When Hannah Arendt encountered Adolf Eichmann at his trial in Jerusalem she was struck by the fact that his most outstanding characteristic was his utter thoughtlessness. This raised the questins of whether there might be ...