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

 

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  • Stanton, Juliet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    It has been argued that certain typological generalizations regarding the distribution of nasal-stop sequences can be explained by explicitly referencing contrast (e.g. Herbert 1977, 1986; Jones 2000). This thesis explores ...
  • Botchkina, Ekaterin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Reality and objectivity are often characterized in terms of independence from the mind: the first-pass idea is that what it takes for any particular subject matter to be real and objective is for facts about it to obtain ...
  • Ali, Arden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This dissertation offers a theory of praise and blame: praiseworthy acts manifest virtue and blameworthy acts are incompatible with virtue. Despite its simplicity, proposals like mine have been largely ignored. After all, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Doody, Ryan (Ryan Dennis) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    In this thesis, I sketch a decision-theoretic picture of instrumental rationality, which I call the Actual Value Conception: roughly, that you should align your preferences over your options to your best estimates of how ...
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