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  • Women Philosophers Throughout History: An Open Collection 

    Lascano, Marcy; Watson, Kevin; Martins, Rafael (University of Kansas Libraries, 2020)
    This is collection of four philosophical texts written exclusively by women. It contemplates in chronological order The Dialogue by Catherine of Siena, The Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila, An Essay in Defence of the ...
  • Why There is no General Solution to the Problem of Software Verification 

    Symons, John; Horner, Jack J. (Springer, 2019-06-03)
    How can we be certain that software is reliable? Is there any method that can verify the correctness of software for all cases of interest? Computer scientists and software engineers have informally assumed that there is ...
  • Can we trust Big Data? Applying philosophy of science to software 

    Symons, John; Alvarado, Ramón (SAGE Publications, 2016-09-02)
    We address some of the epistemological challenges highlighted by the Critical Data Studies literature by reference to some of the key debates in the philosophy of science concerning computational modeling and simulation. ...
  • Against Partiality 

    Crisp, Roger (University of Kansas, Department of Philosophy, 2018-04-19)
    This is the text of the Lindley Lecture for 2018 given by Roger Crisp, a Professor of Moral Philosophy at St. Anne’s College, Oxford.
  • Classics in Moral & Political Philosophy: An Open Collection 

    Martins, Rafael (University of Kansas Libraries, 2018-02)
    This is a collection of classics in moral and political philosophy containing only public domain and fair-use material. The primary role of this collection is to provide instructors, students, and researchers with a set ...
  • Moral Distinctiveness and Moral Inquiry 

    Dorsey, Dale (University of Chicago Press, 2016-04)
    Actions can be moral or immoral, surely, but can also be prudent or imprudent, rude or polite, sportsmanlike or unsportsmanlike, and so on. The fact that diverse methods of evaluating action exist seems to give rise to a ...
  • Misunderstanding Davidson 

    Rule, Martin Clifford (University of Kansas, 2016-08-31)
    The main aim of this dissertation is to offer, and to defend, an interpretation of Donald Davidson’s classic paper “Mental Events” which interpretation I take to be identical to Davidson’s intended interpretation. My ...
  • The Significance of a Life’s Shape 

    Dorsey, Dale (The University of Chicago Press, 2015-01)
    The shape of a life hypothesis holds, very roughly, that lives are better when they have an upward, rather than downward, slope in terms of momentary well-being. This hypothesis is plausible and has been thought to cause ...
  • Objectivity and Perfection in Hume's Hedonism 

    Dorsey, Dale (John Hopkins University Press, 2015-04)
    In this paper, I investigate David Hume’s theory of well-being or prudential value. That Hume was some sort of hedonist is typically taken for granted in discussions of his value theory, but I argue that Hume was a ...
  • The philosophy of Edwards 

    Smith, Harry Denman (University of Kansas, 1928)
  • The Natures of Pride and Shame 

    Kittlaus, Jennifer Diane (University of Kansas, 2016-05-31)
    In this dissertation, I explore the natures of emotional pride and shame. Using elements from Hume’s discussion of pride and humility in Book 2 of the Treatise, as well as Gabriele Taylor’s analysis of pride and shame in ...
  • Parmenides' Theistic Metaphysics 

    DeLong, Jeremy C. (University of Kansas, 2016-05-31)
    The primary interpretative challenge for understanding Parmenides’ poem revolves around explaining both the meaning of, and the relationship between, its two primary sections: a) the positively endorsed metaphysical arguments ...
  • The brain’s cutting-room floor: segmentation of narrative cinema 

    Zacks, Jeffrey M.; Speer, Nicole K.; Swallow, Khena M.; Maley, Corey John (Frontiers Media, 2010-10-01)
    Observers segment ongoing activity into meaningful events. Segmentation is a core component of perception that helps determine memory and guide planning. The current study tested the hypotheses that event segmentation is ...
  • Changes in Events Alter How People Remember Recent Information 

    Swallow, Khena M.; Barch, Deanna M.; Head, Denise; Maley, Corey John; Holder, Derek; Zacks, Jeffrey M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2011-05)
    Observers spontaneously segment larger activities into smaller events. For example, “washing a car” might be segmented into “scrubbing,” “rinsing,” and “drying” the car. This process, called event segmentation, separates ...
  • Virtue and Heroism 

    Annas, Julia (University of Kansas, Department of Philosopy, 2015-10-23)
  • Letter knowledge in parent–child conversations: differences between families differing in socio-economic status 

    Robins, Sarah; Ghosh, Dina; Rosales, Nicole; Treiman, Rebecca (Frontiers, 2014-06-24)
    When formal literacy instruction begins, around the age of 5 or 6, children from families low in socioeconomic status (SES) tend to be less prepared than children from families of higher SES. The goal of our study is to ...
  • Philosophical Methodology and its Implications for Experimental Philosophy 

    Keil, Benjamin Allan (University of Kansas, 2015-05-31)
    Since most philosophers accord some role to intuitions in the practice of philosophy, my dissertation’s first paper addresses an important subsidiary question: Whose intuitions should be allowed to play a role in proper ...
  • The Primitive Thesis: Defending a Davidsonian Conception of Truth 

    Clarke, Justin Robert (University of Kansas, 2015-05-31)
    In this dissertation I defend the claim, long held by Donald Davidson, that truth is a primitive concept that cannot be correctly or informatively defined in terms of more basic concepts. To this end I articulate the history ...
  • Kant's Knowledge of Unknowable Things in Themselves: An Examination of the Doctrine of Ignorance and the Non-spatiotemporality Thesis 

    Bailey, Micah Joel (University of Kansas, 2015-05-31)
    This dissertation is an examination of things in themselves as they are presented in the Critique of Pure Reason. Chapter 1 deals with Kant’s notion of a thing in itself generally. I argue that Kant uses ‘things in themselves’ ...

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