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  • Flagg, Elissa Jill, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Two puzzles in the syntax of the English imperative are treated here as consequences of interface conditions. The first concerns the inability of certain predicates to take an overt subject in the imperative. The second ...
  • Krupnick, Ari L. (Ari Lowell) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    In this thesis, I try to answer some basic questions about the a priori. Namely, what is it supposed to be? Should we believe in its existence? And is it important? Chapter One, "The Problem of Forgotten Evidence," sets ...
  • Ishihara, Shinichiro, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The thesis presents a theoretical and experimental investigation of the interaction between focus intonation pattern (FIP) and certain syntactic phenomena-especially those involving wh-questions-in Japanese. A phonological ...
  • Burzio, Luigi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • Pylkkänen, Mariliina, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Verbal arguments can be divided into two different types: those that are true arguments of the verb and those that are "additional" in the sense that there is evidence that they do not belong to the basic argument structure ...
  • Fermino, Jessie Little Doe (Jessie Little Doe Christobal), 1963- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Saddy, James Douglas, 1952- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Higgins, Ewa Czaykowska (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
  • Nissenbaum, Jonathan W., 1964- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Stabler, Edward Palmer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • Ulicny, Brian Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Meredith, Scott (Scott Emery) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Hovav, Malka Rappaport (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
  • Abdul-Matin, Karim (Ishmawil Karim) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    My dissertation asks whether there is a human right to democracy. This is a difficult question, not least because there is no consensus about either what democracy requires or how to interpret human rights. The introduction ...
  • Kubo, Miori (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Pensalfini, Robert J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Carr, Jennifer Rose (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Bayesianism, in its traditional form, consists of two claims about rational credences. According to the first claim, probabilism, rational credences form a probability function. According to the second claim, conditionalization, ...
  • Batty, Clare (Clare E.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This three-paper dissertation focuses on olfactory perception, with each paper exploring an ongoing debate in the perceptual literature through the olfactory 'lens'. Philosophers of perception have typically assumed what ...
  • Mohanan, Karuvannur Puthanveettil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
  • Green, Thomas Michael, 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
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