• 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 ...
  • 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 ...