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    • The absurd and the comic 

      Park, Philip Yong-Hyun (Texas A&M University, 2008-10-10)
      In my thesis, I propose a theory that posits a connection between our absurd existential situation and our comic tendencies. I work within a framework of existentialist assumptions, the most important of which being the ...
    • The aesthetic turn in the face of nihilism 

      Craig, Benjamin Taylor (Texas A&M University, 2008-10-10)
      This thesis outlines one's overcoming of nihilism by consulting two figures, Martin Heidegger and John Dewey. Each thinker holds a pivotal role for art, such that, a turn to the aesthetic allows the individual to overcome ...
    • Eternal recurrence and nature 

      Mask, Kyle Evan (Texas A&M University, 2008-10-10)
      Nietzsche has often been interpreted as the champion of heroic, self-sufficient individuals, who manage to fashion some order out of the raw material of Nature through the exercise of free will. On the face of things, ...
    • On how the debate about what is law should proceed in the face of the methodology conflict in jurisprudence 

      Bergeron, Gregory Michael (Texas A&M University, 2008-10-10)
      This thesis focuses on the contemporary literature in Anglo-American analytic jurisprudence that takes answering the question â what is law?â as the primary goal. Agreement about what is lawâ that is, agreement about ...
    • Toward an understanding of the possibility of a religious leap in Kierkegaard's a literary review 

      Berquist, Erik Sven (Texas A&M University, 2008-10-10)
      In his work A Literary Review, Kierkegaard bemoans much about "the present age" and in the text he presents an extremely bleak picture of the potential for one to live an authentically religious life. However, he also ...
    • Why tropes cannot be metaphysically simple 

      Hellwig, Heinrik Ziehm (Texas A&M University, 2008-10-10)
      A popular concept in contemporary metaphysics is that of metaphysical simplicity - the idea that an existent can have no parts. One reason for this is that the notion of a simple is crucial to discussions of the composition ...