• Critical pluralism: a new approach to religious diversity 

    Konieczka, Matthew P. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The world's religions provide a wide range of competing religious claims. The problem of religious diversity is that, while many of these claims are inconsistent with one another, they often seem to rest on roughly equal ...
  • A justified system of intellectual property rights 

    Trerise, Jonathan, 1977- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    I argue that weak type-protection is the form our legal intellectual property rights should take. Other intellectual property regimes - specifically, strong type-protection (like that of our current American patent system) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...