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MORAL CHOICE (UTILITARIANISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, FUTURE GENERATIONS, RIGHTS)
In this dissertation I attempt to devise a satisfactory general principle for moral decision-making. I assume such a principle would give complete and consistent directives; it would give intuitively sound directives; and ...
A philosophical semantic intentionality theory of metaphor
This dissertation investigates some philosophical theories of metaphor, those of Aristotle, Black, Lakoff and Johnson, Kittay, Mac Cormac, Searle, and Davidson, then proposes a theory that incorporates some of their insights ...
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, ...
The input objection: Bane of coherence theory
A pure coherence theory of empirical justification claims that the justification of empirical beliefs is based solely on internal relations. This claim gives rise to the input objection, which states that pure coherentism ...
THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY AS RESPECT FOR PERSONS
The right to privacy is presented as a right to a state of non-intrusion in the control an individual has over personal information, and the means of access to such information. This account of the right helps to show that ...
IN DEFENSE OF REASONABLENESS: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF MONOLITHIC THEORIES OF TORT LIABILITY
A number of proposed theories of tort liability are "monolithic" in that they seek to explain tort liability by focusing on a single element or concern of the tort situation. Four different monolithic theories of tort ...