• An analysis of the State 

    Tomhave, Alan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    What the state is remains far from clear in political philosophy. However, the state is also a key concept at work in many discussions in political philosophy. For example, there is a debate about anarchism, the question ...
  • A defense of moral perception 

    McBrayer, Justin Patrick (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    I defend the possibility of moral perception and the contentious view that at least some of our moral knowledge is perceptual knowledge. The first part of the dissertation is spent establishing the possibility of moral ...
  • Intuitions and adequate philosophical solutions 

    Haugen, Christopher Allen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Philosophical investigation relies on intuition; among other things, intuitions are used to discover problems and intuitions are used to provide solutions to those problems. I provide an analysis of three kinds of philosophical ...
  • The phenomenal brain : making room for a phenomenal-neural type identity theory of phenomenal consciousness 

    Hedderman, Jason, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    It is currently popular among physicalist philosophers of mind to suppose that phenomenal consciousness is essentially a representational phenomenon and that a representational theory of phenomenal consciousness will prove ...
  • Philosophical intuitions--philosophical analysis 

    McBain, James F., 1971- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This work is a defense of philosophical intuitions and the use of them in philosophy. First, I survey the main forms of intuition-based philosophical methods - conceptual analysis, explication, and reflective equilibrium ...
  • Using and coming to own: a left-proprietarian treatment of the just use and appropration of common resources 

    Roark, Eric (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    How is it that people come to appropriate (privately own) and justly use resources in the world that initially exist within conditions of "common ownership"? The historical story in our world is surely that the strong ...
  • Vasubandhu's consciousness trilogy: a Yogacara Buddhist process idealism 

    Johnson-Moxley, Melanie K. (Melanie Kay), 1967- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This work is a philosophical investigation into Vasubandhu's consciousness trilogy, comprised by the Trisvabhāva-Nirdeśa ("Instruction on the Threefold Own-State-of-Being,") and the Vijñaptimātra-Kārikas ("Verses on ...