• Natural law and the challenge of legal positivism 

    Casey, Brian P., 1974- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    In this dissertation I develop and defend a version of a general theory of the nature of law inspired by the classical natural law tradition, with special intellectual debt to the articulation of that tradition by John ...
  • Non-cognitivism, internalism, and the Frege-Geach problem 

    Berntsen, Jason, 1972- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This dissertation is about the prospects for non-cognitivism. Chapter One provides some background and introduces the remaining chapters. Chapter Two focuses on the distinction between non-cognitivism about moral thought ...
  • Placement of special obligation in morality 

    Dittmer, Joel P., 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] My thesis attempts to explain how special obligations are moral obligations. The morality of special obligations is put into question by the thesis of ...