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Alternative scales for extensive measurement: Combining operations and conventionalism
This thesis concerns alternative concatenating operations in extensive measurements and the degree to which concatenating operations are matter of convention. My arguments are directed against Ellis' claim that what prevents ...
Democracy in the Real World: Empirical Breakdowns in the Justification of Democracy
Justifications of democracy rest in large part on unacknowledged empirical assumptions regarding the cognitive, informational, and behavioral capacities of individuals and voting populations. The goal of this project was ...
DETERMINATION THROUGH PRODUCTION: THE STRUCTURE OF IMAGINATION IN KANT'S THEORY OF JUDGMENT (IMMANUEL KANT)
Kant's theory of imagination is deeply imbedded in his other more celebrated views, particularly those in regard to judgment. This does not mean, however, that imagination is insignificant. On the contrary, its pure form, ...
A theory of willpower
This dissertation explores the phenomenology and folk theory of willpower, critically assesses existing scientific theories of willpower that seek to explain the phenomenology and folk theory, and proposes a new scientifically ...
This study provides a moral justification of the family as a child-bearing and child-rearing institution by arguing that procreation may entitle parents to their children. It begins by observing that the belief that parents ...
Analyticity and logical truth
The concept of analyticity is not one concept but many. Consequently if a distinction is to be made between statements which are claimed to be analytic and statements which are synthetic, how the distinction is to be made ...
The social self: A Heideggerian account of intersubjectivity
This work demonstrates that one can accept Heidegger's radically new conception of human subjectivity without being committed to the negative social ontology that is often deemed to be its direct consequence. Heidegger ...