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  • 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 ...
  • Microaggressions and Moral Responsibility 

    Liebow, Nabina Kari (Georgetown University, 2017)
    In this dissertation I answer three central questions: What are microaggressions? In what ways are they morally significant? What should our responsibility-holding and responsibility-taking practices be regarding microaggressive ...
  • Association Theory: An Aristotelian Defense of Claim-Rights 

    Shannon, Gordon R. (Georgetown University, 2017)
    This thesis addresses the following question: Can, and should, Aristotelian normative theory account for claim-rights? In response, I argue that yes, Aristotelian normative theory can account for claim-rights to a degree, ...

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