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  • Relational Egalitarianism and Informal Social Interaction 

    Threet, Daniel Keith (Georgetown University, 2019)
    I identify and respond to a problem for liberal relational egalitarians. There is a prima facie worry about the compatibility of liberalism and relational egalitarianism, concerning the requirements of equality in informal ...
  • Eating as a Self-Shaping Activity 

    Dean, Megan Ashley (Georgetown University, 2019)
    My dissertation offers a new account of eating as a self-shaping activity. I argue that the ways we understand and practice eating shape our agency, affects, capacities, values, temporality, and other important aspects of ...
  • Recognition's Practical Inversions: Rousseauian Reflections 

    Rees, Joseph Nicholas (Georgetown University, 2019)
    This dissertation concerns moral, social, and political recognition, specifically the social practices of its exchange. I argue that recognition is a good that regularly, for reasons integral to the need for recognition ...
  • Get Good: Self-Regulation, Education, and Epistemic Agency 

    Elzinga, Benjamin (Georgetown University, 2018)
    In this dissertation, I defend a unified account of knowledge and use it to articulate and resolve a number of problems in social epistemology. I argue that to know how to Φ is to have a self-regulated ability to live up ...
  • A Propositional Attitude Approach to Emotions 

    Cudney, Paul Brandon (Georgetown University, 2018)
    Being an emotional being is having a unique mode of access to certain sorts of evaluative facts, such as that a bear is scary. Fear is a way of accessing that fact. What I mean when I say that emotions are unique modes ...

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