Advanced Search
DSpace@MIT

Browsing Linguistics and Philosophy - Ph.D. / Sc.D. by Title

Research and Teaching Output of the MIT Community

Browsing Linguistics and Philosophy - Ph.D. / Sc.D. by Title

Sort by: Order: Results:

  • Sofaer, Neema, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This dissertation proposes a new reading and appraisal of an important theory of distributive justice, Ronald Dworkin's "Equality of Resources" (ER). ER is traditional in holding that choices made by rational, ignorant and ...
  • Fox, Daniel J. (Daniel Judah), 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Trinh, Tue H. (Tue Huu) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis is concerned with how grammar determines the phonological consequence of syntactic dislocation. It centers on a hypothesis regarding the linearization of movement chains - the Edge Condition on Copy Deletion, ...
  • Law, Paul S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Salamanca, Danilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
  • Landau, Idan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Harbour, Daniel, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The dissertation argues for the necessity of a morphosemantic theory of number, that is, a theory of number serviceable both to semantics and morphology. The basis for this position, and the empirical core of the dissertation, ...
  • Lahiri, Utpal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Rabinowitz, Joshua Theodore (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
  • Lind, Marcia Susan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
  • Abney, Steven P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Roskies, Adina L., 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) Dennett's and Fodor's positions on propositional attitudes, and offer alternative criteria to theirs for what features a system must have to have propositional attitudes.
  • Greco, Daniel (Daniel Louis) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In this dissertation I defend some controversial "level-bridging" principles in epistemology. In the first chapter, I defend the KK principle-the principle that if one knows that P, then one knows that one knows that P. I ...
  • Das, Nilanjan, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    I argue that knowledge and rational belief are subject to stability conditions. A belief that amounts to knowledge couldn't easily have been lost due to the impact of misleading evidence. A belief that is rational couldn't ...
  • Sin, Jessica M., 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters in which I address metaphysical and epistemological issues that arise in psychiatry, with particular attention paid to anti-psychiatric concerns. In Chapter 1, I consider three ...
  • Finegan, Johanna Goth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the first chapter, "Supererogation and Defenses of Modest Moral Demands," I argue that a range of recent approaches to defending the "ordinary morality" view that the demands of morality are fairly modest make it hard ...
  • Schein, Barry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
  • Ferreira, Marcelo (Marcelo Barra) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This dissertation presents three studies based on the hypothesis that the domain of entities on which natural language interpretation relies includes a partially ordered sub-domain of events. In this sub-domain, we can ...
  • Wells, Ian (Ian T.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This dissertation defends causal decision theory and argues against its main rival, evidential decision theory. In Chapter 1, I introduce a decision problem in which evidentialists end up predictably worse off, on average, ...
  • Horowitz, Sophie Pilloo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Any non-skeptical epistemological theory should hold that, if we want to know what the world is like, our best bet is to believe what our evidence supports. Evidence is a guide to truth. Though it might sound like a ...
MIT-Mirage