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  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Global Climate Justice and Individual Duties 

    Hickey, Colin (Georgetown University, 2017)
    In this dissertation I develop an account of the morality of climate change. As a moral problem that is a function of the aggregation of many seemingly innocuous individual actions, climate change is in significant tension ...
  • The Phenomenology of Moods: Time, Place, and Normative Grip 

    Gallegos, Francisco Travis (Georgetown University, 2017)
    Moods are powerful forces in our lives. When we enter into a mood—such as an anxious, irritable, depressed, bored, tranquil, or cheerful mood—we often find ourselves thinking, feeling, and acting in ways that are out of ...

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