• 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)
    My thesis attempts to explain how special obligations are moral obligations. The morality of special obligations is put into question by the thesis of voluntarism. Voluntarism explains that we have obligations only if we ...