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Linguistics and Philosophy - Ph.D. / Sc.D.

 

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  • Sisovics, Milena (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    This dissertation is an investigation into the semantics of imperatives and imperative-like forms (collectively referred to as jussives) in embedded contexts. The long-held view that imperatives are confined to root (matrix) ...
  • Schultheis, Ginger (Virginia Kathleen) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    Chapter 1, 'Living on the Edge: Against Epistemic Permissivism,' argues that Epistemic Permissivists face a special problem about the relationship between our first- and higher-order attitudes. They claim that rationality ...
  • Jaques, Abby Everett, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    My dissertation explores the relationship between intentional action and knowledge. I argue that understanding this relationship is not only of central importance to action theory; it is also a means to progress on questions ...
  • Guha, Ishani (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    In this thesis, studying the numeral indefinites in Bangla, I argue that distributive numerals are not distributivity operators themselves. The distributive numerals introduce a plurality of discourse referents, and they ...
  • Gray, David Michael, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    Machine ethics is a nascent subfield of computer ethics that focuses on the ethical issues involved in the design of autonomous software agents ("artificial agents"). Chapter 1 of this thesis considers how best to understand ...
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