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  • Hayes, Bruce Philip (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Levin, Juliette (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
  • Oka, Toshifusa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Friedman, Alexander (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Chapter 1 (Distance and Morality): This chapter is a response toFrances Kamm's "Faminine Ethics: the Problem of Distance in Morality and Singer's Ethical Theory". I argue that Kamm fails to produce a pair of cases in which ...
  • Platero, Paul Randolph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
  • Yalcin, Seth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The possibilities we consider or eliminate in inquiry are epistemic possibilities. This dissertation is mainly about what it is to say or believe that something is possible in this sense. Chapter 1 ('Epistemic Contradictions') ...
  • Decker, Jason (Jason Andrew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis consists of three interconnected papers on apriority, modality, and conditionals. In "Playground Conditionals," I look at three philosophical debates, each of which turns on the epistemic status of a certain ...
  • Singh, Raj, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis will argue for four broad claims: (1) That local contexts are needed for a descriptively adequate theory of linguistic interpretation, (2) That presupposition accommodation is made with respect to a set of ...
  • Rodríguez, Jorge (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Hagen, Daniel Scott (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    What is virtue and can it be taught? These questions preoccupied Socrates and this dissertation offers a Socratic answer to them. In Chapter 1 ("Virtue as Expert Moral Knowledge") I develop and defend a novel interpretation ...
  • Doggett, Tyler, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    "Moral Realism" is about an argument against moral realism, why it is unsound, and what emerges from that. The argument is that if there were moral properties, they would be queerly related to non-moral properties and this ...
  • Streiffer, Robert (Robert Keith), 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Harman, Elizabeth, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Chapters One through Three present the following view: (i) I explain moral status as follows: something has moral status just in case we have reasons not to cause harms to it simply in virtue of the badness of the harms ...
  • Bonet i Alsina, M. Eulàlia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Mathur, Gaurav, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Bobaljik, Jonathan David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Matushansky, Ora (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    In this project we examine the DP-internal behavior of degree operators contained in attributive extended APs, specifically degree fronting (so sunny a day) and degree right extraposition (a day sunny enough). We argue ...
  • Young, Katherine McCreight (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
  • Ura, Hiroyuki (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Maciá Fábrega, Josep (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
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