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  • What We Owe to Those We Make: A Causalist Account of Procreators' Parental Obligations 

    Earl, Jacob C. (Georgetown University, 2017)
    Nearly everyone believes that we have special moral obligations to care for the children we create. Surprisingly, a satisfying philosophical justification of this belief has proved elusive. Causalist accounts ground these ...
  • Mental Diversity and Meaningful Psychiatric Disabilities 

    Guidry-Grimes, Laura K (Georgetown University, 2017)
    This dissertation provides a philosophical investigation of key claims arising from the psychiatric user/survivor movement. Users/survivors insist that psychiatric conditions do not necessarily diminish someone’s agency ...
  • International Political Legitimacy and Procedural Justice 

    Choe-Smith, Chong Un (Georgetown University, 2016)
    In this project, I offer and defend an account of international political legitimacy of international actors with economic charters, such as the International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization. With an emerging ...
  • The Language of Emotion 

    Glazer, Walter P. (Georgetown University, 2016)
    In this dissertation, I defend a novel analysis of emotional expression, and then use it to explore the myriad ways in which emotional expressions function in communication. I argue that emotional expressions may be best ...
  • The Power of Genealogy 

    Menge, Torsten (Georgetown University, 2015)
    What is the normative import of telling genealogies? Genealogies are historical accounts of our present reason-giving practices. They purport to show how certain reasons, forms of reasoning, norms, and concepts came to be ...

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