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    • Economic inequalities and choice : a reassessment of Ronald Dworkin's theory of distributive justice 

      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 ...
    • Economy and semantic interpretation : a study of scope and variable binding 

      Fox, Daniel J. (Daniel Judah), 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
    • Edges and linearization 

      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, ...
    • The effects of frequency and composition on production duration on morphological processing 

      Tapio, Sophia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    • Effects of head-movement on theories of subjacency and proper government 

      Law, Paul S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
    • Elementos de gramatica del miskito 

      Salamanca, Danilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
    • Elements of control 

      Landau, Idan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
      How many different types of control relations exist? Is the classical distinction between Obligatory Control (OC) and Non-Obligatory Control (NOC) well-founded? What semantic and syntactic properties of infinitives determine ...
    • Elements of number theory 

      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, ...
    • Embedded interrogatives and predicates that embed them 

      Lahiri, Utpal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
    • Embedded jussives as instances of control : the case of Mongolian and Korean 

      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) ...
    • Emergent problems and optimal solutions : a critique of Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State and Utopia. 

      Rabinowitz, Joshua Theodore (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
    • Emotions and Hume's moral theory 

      Lind, Marcia Susan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
    • The English noun phrase in its sentential aspect 

      Abney, Steven P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
    • Enzo and Me : essay concerning the mental lives of humans and other animals 

      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.
    • Epistemic levels 

      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 ...
    • Epistemic stability 

      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 ...
    • Equality: making sense of natural rights. 

      Allen, Eric Mark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973)
    • Essays in the philosophy of psychiatry 

      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 ...
    • Essays on obligation 

      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 ...
    • Ethics for artificial agents 

      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 ...