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    • Strawsonian Constitutivism: A Statement and Defense 

      Taylor, Gerald David (Georgetown University, 2022)
      In this dissertation, I defend a novel version of the metanormative view known as constitutivism, according to which there exist constitutive standards that apply to agents simply qua agents. The version of constitutivism ...
    • Metaethics Is Social 

      Farr, Jason (Georgetown University, 2021)
      Philosophy is in the midst of a social turn. Our community is pouring new energy into fields like social epistemology and social ontology, and across the discipline we have turned our focus toward political and ethical ...
    • Taking Up Space: Social Norms, Space, and Mass Incarceration 

      Shafiei, Keyvan (Georgetown University, 2021)
      People have a peculiar relationship with space. Much of our thinking about who we are and how we relate to each other is mediated situationally and spatially. Put differently, where we are situated in space matters to how ...
    • Ethics and the Social Constitution of Agency 

      Donley, Clark Robinson (Georgetown University, 2021)
      In this dissertation, I offer an account of the social constitution of agency and I show how it grounds normative features applying to us as agents. This is a theory that I call social constitutivism. Constitutivism holds ...
    • Moral Structures: Scientific Reflections on Rationalist Themes 

      Jebari, Joseph D. (Georgetown University, 2021)
      In this dissertation, I develop a substantive, scientific account of the nature of practical normativity and then use this account to articulate an empirically tractable version of the rationalist approach to ethics. In ...