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    • Absurd limits: Camus, Dewey, and metaphysics 

      Hodgson, Christopher Allen (Texas A&M University, 2004)
      If we take seriously the analogy bestowed by our heritage that nature is to be conceived as our mother and that God the Father is our source for Reason, Truth, and Justice then given Nietzsche's claim that we are a generation ...
    • Art and the aesthetic thought of John Dewey: observations and applications 

      George, Mark Patrick (Texas A&M University, 1992)
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    • An attempt to determine a basis for affective democratic fields 

      Veselka, Van Kenneth (Texas A&M University, 1999)
      This thesis pursues an understanding of the meaning of democracy when democracy is taken as a meaningful term by virtue of being a proper word in our language, the notion of meaning involves both ''what does x mean'' and ...
    • A biological account of human knowledge 

      Zinser, Jason Michael (Texas A&M University, 2000)
      This work was inspired by a simple question with a very complex answer; where does our knowledge come from? Although this question can be addressed from many different perspectives, I approach this question from an ...
    • Can agent-causation be rendered intelligible?: an essay on the etiology of free action 

      Buckareff, Andrei A. (Texas A&M University, 1999)
      The doctrine of agent-causation has been suggested by many interested in defending libertarian theories of free action to provide the conceptual apparatus necessary to make the notion of incompatibility freedom intelligible. ...
    • A Christian philosophical response to the problem of evil 

      Pettit, Gordon Lee (Texas A&M University, 1994)
      The problem of evil has been raised as a problem for any monotheist who has traditional beliefs about God. The belief that God exists and is omniscient) omnipotent, and omnibenevolent has been claimed to be inconsistent ...
    • Classic instrumental music and the aesthetics of Hume and Mattheson 

      Graham, Rollin Dean (Texas A&M University, 2000)
      A commonly-cited problem in eighteenth-century aesthetics is a supposed discrepancy between theory and practice: the period's aesthetic literature devalued instrumental music, providing no basis for the evaluation and ...
    • Community, individual, and world in the later works of Josiah Royce and Charles Taylor 

      Hilde, Thomas Christian (Texas A&M University, 1994)
      Two ideals, those of community and cosmopolitanism, have wound their ways through the history of philosophy and humanity. In recent times, we again find them the subject of debate in academia while parallel conflicts have ...
    • The concept of a sustainable agriculture 

      Kriewaldt, David Mark (Texas A&M University, 1993)
      The concept of a sustainable agriculture varies much with writers: some see it as the preservation of agricultural resources or as the reduction of agricultural contamination of the environment or both. Other authors focus ...
    • The Daoist interpretation of Mao Zedong's Way 

      Tian, Shu (Texas A&M University, 1993)
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    • A defense of Deleuze's interpretation of Nietzsche 

      Stagoll, Clifford Scott (Texas A&M University, 1995)
      Publication of Gilles Deleuze's interpretative text Nietzsche and Philosophy was accompanied by a resurgence of interest in the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, and its themes were taken up by "New Nietzscheans" such as Foucault ...
    • A defense of Kantian internalism against Aristotelian approaches to practical reasoning 

      Thatcher, Michael Nathan (Texas A&M University, 2003)
      Kantian internalism was developed in part as a response to objections to Kantian ethical theory leveled by philosophers such as Bernard Williams and Michael Stocker. Their arguments are evaluated in light of Kantian ...
    • A defense of theistic activism 

      Haugen, Christopher Allen (Texas A&M University, 2003)
      There is a tension between traditional theism and contemporary Platonism. Traditional theism maintains that God is the creator of all things distinct from Him; whereas contemporary Platonism contends that there are ...
    • Deleuze, difference and the critique of identity 

      Sherwood-Moore, Robert Edward (Texas A&M University, 2000)
      The philosophy of Gilles Deleuze is a critical philosophy that aims at examining and articulating the irrationality that underpins all rational thought. In that regard, this thesis aims to outline and clarify the Deleuzean ...
    • Development aid: a practical and ethical examination 

      Unger, James Daniel (Texas A&M University, 2000)
      This paper examines development aid institutions and programs in two ways: from their institutional genesis and from post-Cold War critical viewpoints. Beginning with the Lend Lease Act of 1941, it traces the development ...
    • Discourse Ethics: a pragmatic justification for Haberma's moral theory 

      Deabler, Christopher Alistair (Texas A&M University, 1998)
      Since the publication of Jurgen Habermas'essay "Discourse Ethics: Notes on a Program of Philosophical Justification," Habermas'form of cognitive moral proceduralism has been met with a host of criticisms originating from ...
    • A discussion about God and time 

      Miles, Craig Lambert (Texas A&M University, 2000)
      This thesis is concerned with God's relationship to time. In the first chapter of this thesis I first provide a historical account, in the next two chapters I critique two contemporary accounts and, in the last chapter I ...
    • Divine sustenance and theological compatibilism 

      Churchill, John Ross (Texas A&M University, 2004)
      This thesis presents a case for theological compatibilism, the view that divine foreknowledge and human freedom are compatible. My attempt to support theological compatibilism is based chiefly upon two arguments, which ...
    • Eidos in process: Darwin, Classical American philosophy and the possibility of belief 

      Kyle, Kristy Nicole (Texas A&M University, 2001)
      The theory of evolution, as articulated by Charles Darwin, is one of the most successful paradigms at work within the natural sciences. The importance of this theory is not, however, restricted to the scientific realm ...
    • The ethics of state sponsored development 

      Soisson, Ryan Paul (Texas A&M University, 1993)
      In the decade of the eighties two blueprints for development, the Brandt and Brundtland RePc)rts, were published with the intention of providing states with a development program. These reports propose remarkably similar ...