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  • Nevins, Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    (cont.) Chapter 4 turns to microvariation within the (dis)harmony system of a single language, examining transparency variation in Hungarian front vowels, and distance-based variation in Hungarian neutral vowel sequences, ...
  • Li, Yafei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • John, James R., 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) having perceptual experiences, subjects can be--and usually are--directly aware of material objects.
  • Antony, Michael Verne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Hedden, Brian (Brian Robert) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis concerns epistemic and practical rationality. That is, it is about what to believe and what to do. In Chapter 1, 1 argue that theories of practical rationality should be understood as evaluating decisions as ...
  • Côté, Marie-Hélène, 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    This dissertation deals with deletion and epenthesis processes conditioned or constrained by the consonantal environment, essentially consonant deletion, vowel epenthesis and vowel deletion. It is argued that the standard ...
  • Moss, Sarah (Sarah E.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation is about ways in which our rational credences are constrained: by norms governing our opinions about counterfactuals, by the opinions of other agents, and by our own previous opinions. In Chapter 1, I ...
  • Stanton, Juliet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    It has been argued that certain typological generalizations regarding the distribution of nasal-stop sequences can be explained by explicitly referencing contrast (e.g. Herbert 1977, 1986; Jones 2000). This thesis explores ...
  • Patterson, Sarah Charlotte (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
  • Stoljar, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Weston, Thomas S. (Thomas Spengler) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974)
  • Abrusán, Márta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis is about weak islands. Weak islands are contexts that are transparent to some but not all operator-variable dependencies. For this reason, they are also sometimes called selective islands. Some paradigmatic ...
  • Simon, Steven H., 1957- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    My project of giving a general physicalistic reduction of action contrasts with Donald Davidson's view that only individual actions can be explained in physicalistic terms. The main reason for his view is that he thinks ...
  • Einheuser, Iris, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Certain fundamental philosophical disputes, in contrast to disputes in the empirical sciences, are characterized by the persistence of disagreement. This has led some to endorse conventionalism, the view that the 'facts ...
  • Sjoblom, Todd (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Moltmann, Friederike (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Lin, Vivian I-Wen, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis examines properties of a type of coordinate structure that involves shared material (i.e., elements above the point coordination that c-command all of the conjuncts), what is referred to as a sharing structure. ...
  • Mandelkern, Matthew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    I give an account of the meaning of epistemic modals-words like 'might' and 'must', on a broadly epistemic interpretation-and how speakers use them to coordinate on their information. I begin by exploring what epistemic ...
  • Rapoport, Tova R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Elga, Adam Newman, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    Chapter 1 of this thesis concerns counterfactual conditionals. David Lewis has offered a natural and influential analysis of counterfactuals. But the analysis fails to take into account the asymmetry of entropy, and comes ...
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