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  • Cole, Jennifer Sandra (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Rayo, Agustín, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    My thesis consists of three self-contained but interconnected papers. In the first one, 'Word and Objects', I assume that it is possible to quantify over absolutely everything, and show that certain English sentences ...
  • Glick, Ephraim N (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The thesis is an exploration of the relations between know-how, abilities, and ordinary knowledge of facts. It is shown that there is a distinctively practical sort of know-how and a corresponding interpretation of 'S knows ...
  • Sliwa, Paulina Anna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This dissertation is about agents like us, who are both epistemically flawed and morally imperfect. First, how should such agents form and revise their moral beliefs? Second, how should we morally evaluate the actions of ...
  • Millsop, Rebecca Victoria (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This dissertation explores the legitimacy of art pluralism-the thesis that there are multiple, valid accounts of art. In 2011 Mag Uidhir and Magnus introduced the idea of art pluralism to revive the debate over the definition ...
  • White, Roger (Roger Lewis), 1967- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    Three topics are discussed concerning the application probability and explanation to the confirmation of theories. The first concerns the debate over prediction versus accommodation. I argue that we typically have reason ...
  • Poland, Jeffrey Stephen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
  • Kamm, F. M. (Frances Myrna) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Mellema, Paul Martin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973)
  • Szabó, Zoltán (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Schlenker, Philippe (Philippe D.), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Wagner, Michael, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis proposes a recursive mapping of syntactic derivations to prosodic representations. I argue that the prosody of an expression, just like its meaning, is determined compositionally, as originally proposed in ...
  • Appelt, Timothy James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
  • Vavova, Ekaterina Dimitrova (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    I consider three ways in which our epistemic situation might be more impoverished than we ordinarily take it to be. I argue that we can save our robust epistemic lives from the skeptic. But only if we accept that they ...
  • Stein, Edward D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Pérez Carballo, Alejandro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation is about whether and how non-representational attitudes could play a role in our theories of rationality. In Chapter 1 ('Negation, expressivism, and intentionality') I argue that the best explanation for ...
  • Rinard, Susanna (Susanna Margaret) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Many have thought that it is impossible to rationally persuade a skeptic that we have knowledge of the external world. My dissertation aims to show that this can be done. In chapter one I consider a common reason for ...
  • Cobetto, Jack Bernard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
  • Hsieh, Feng-fan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation proposes that the constraint component of OT grammars should be expanded to include a family of faithfulness constraints that evaluate input-output/output-output mappings for the preservation of gross Fo ...
  • Christie, Andrew D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
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