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  • Determinism; as the ground of moral faith 

    Rogers, Lalla Rookh (University of Missouri, 1911)
    Determinism is a theory about the occurring of events, or the existing of Phenomena: and I interpret the theory to mean that all events, all phenomena, occur or exist in a state of necessary dependence on other Phenomena. ...
  • The division of moral labor : prospects, problems and progress in examining the moral status/social category relationship 

    Marks-Wilt, Garrett (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
  • Epistemic Virtue and Knowledge Attribution 

    Harris, Keith Raymond (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] What factors influence whether we may rightly attribute knowledge to a subject? It is uncontroversial that factors like whether a subject has a given ...
  • An essay on the burden of proof 

    Chambers, Wesley A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    This essay answers two questions: what is a burden of proof, and when is it reasonable to assign a burden of proof? After showing the importance of how we answer these questions, it uses the Western legal tradition as the ...
  • Etiological teleosemantics and theories of nonconceptual content 

    Swerling, David (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    Within the philosophy of mind, discourse regarding the relation between human thought and its objects refers to ‘intentional content’, the information conveyed by mental states to a subject. A broad and intuitive distinction ...
  • The idealism of Kant 

    Natchev, Chris Nichols (University of Missouri, 1912)
    The philosophy of Kant is undoubtedly one of the most stubborn and daring attempts of the mundane mind to furnish a true account of its own knowledge. This philosophy, both on account of its teachings and through its ...
  • If matter matters: navigating the moral implications of panpsychism 

    Howe, E. Alexander (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    When you gaze at a sunset or taste a peach, there is a subjective feel to be had. This subjective "feel" is referred to as the qualitative character of experience. My goal is to argue that a certain ontological theory of ...
  • Looks are situation-dependent properties 

    Moore, Douglas R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    This thesis concerns the distinction between appearance and reality. Particularly, the metaphysical nature of a class of visual appearances that I call "looks." I answer the question of what looks are. My positions constitutes ...
  • The philosophy of Josiah Royce, professor of the History of philosophy at Harvard, as set forth in his World and the individual 

    Horton, Henry P. (Henry Pomeroy), b. 1869 (University of Missouri, 1905)
    My first purpose when I undertook the subject of Professor Royce's philosophy was to make a thorough comparative study of his various works. The difficult character of his conceptions and the somewhat formidable volume ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pragmatism in John Henry Cardinal Newman 

    Mitchell, Cyprus Richard (University of Missouri, 1913)
    The purpose of this essay is to discuss the pragmatic implications of Newman's Philosophy. We propose to deal first with the point of antagonism found for Newman and the Pragmatists in 'Rationalism'; second, to analyze the ...