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    • A New Moral Theory: Synthesizing Moral Ideas of Aristotle and Kant 

      Cho, Philip (2013-09-25)
      My research is on the ethical theories of Aristotle and Kant – the two most influential ethical theories in Western history. Despite their persuasiveness, each presents a different view with regards to the notion of morality ...
    • CULTURE AND OPPORTUNITY: CAN GROUP DIFFERENTIATED RIGHTS BE JUSTIFIED BY AN APPEAL TO INDIVIDUAL AUTONOMY? 

      Garcia, Alfredo (2014-08-21)
      On the one hand, liberals, such as John Rawls (1971), assume that individuals are morally unencumbered by their community affiliations. Their only obligations are those that they voluntarily accept. On the other hand, ...
    • The Duality of Subjectivity and Objectivity: How That Effects Humanity 

      Billings, Madeline Grace
      For this project, I will build upon previous work on phenomenology and the interconnectedness of the world. By utilizing past works on phenomenology, the relation of space, and subjectivity vs. objectivity, I will analyze ...
    • Education and Obedience 

      Snyder, Anna
      This thesis addresses the fact that we often obey our perceived authorities to the point of immorality. Why do we obey? How does education affect obedience in either a good or bad way? Ought we always obey? If not, when ...
    • The Human-UX/UI Relation 

      Fowler, Hannah
      This project takes an interdisciplinary approach between phenomenology and human-computer interaction to demonstrate how mediation theory establishes a process from which we can obtain a more comprehensive qualitative ...
    • Nothing Works: The Enlightenment, Discourse, and the Failure of Reason 

      Sekula, Henry Thomas (2013-09-28)
      In this project I study the history of the American penal system. By studying the history of both the structure and ideology behind the penitentiary, I hope to come to a greater understanding of how we have arrived at our ...
    • On Acting from Duty 

      Fossee, Jordan Michael (2013-09-24)
      This thesis will argue that, along with reason, emotions play a critical role in both moral and non-moral life. It is argued by Kantian moralists that a moral law can only based in reason, while Aristotelian moralists ...
    • Pediatric Euthanasia: The End of Life as an End in Itself? 

      Kaplan, Holland Manon (2013-02-04)
      The practice of medicine is rife with ethically challenging situations. Two areas of medicine particularly lend themselves to this type of challenge: (a) pediatrics, which abounds with concerns regarding autonomy and (b) ...
    • SPEAKING ABSENCE: CONSIDERING THE VOICE IN AUSCHWITZ 

      Embree, Desirae L (2013-09-19)
      Despite the proliferation of Holocaust literature and survivor testimonials, philosophy has largely ignored the problems that Auschwitz raises for the possibility of philosophic understanding in a post-Holocaust world. As ...
    • The Conjunction of American Politics and Social Contract Theory 

      Green, Jessi E (2013-09-25)
      Using American political party platforms, I will identify and analyze the influence of social contract theory in contemporary American politics. The relationship between the Lockean model of government and the Hobbesian ...
    • The Disenchanted: A Modern Consideration of the Transformative Force of Technicity 

      Black, Christopher David (2013-09-24)
      In this project I will create a philosophically rigorous assessment of what it means to be in the 21st century. I will conceptualize the human subject in relation to the primary signifier of the contemporary age: rapid ...
    • TRACING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A THEORY OF LANGUAGE THROUGH HEIDEGGER’S WORKS 

      Haug, Steven (2014-10-02)
      The early 20th century philosopher Martin Heidegger spends the later part of his career dealing in large part with questions concerning language, and the relationship between language and individuals. Heidegger addressed ...