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Mind, Body, and World: Resolving the Dreyfus-McDowell Debate
(Georgetown University, 2013)
In recent years Hubert Dreyfus and John McDowell have engaged one another in several fora, debating the pervasiveness of our conceptual experience. Dreyfus offers arguments unique to the debate over nonconceptual content, ...
Get Good: Self-Regulation, Education, and Epistemic Agency
(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 ...
Epistemological Hermeneutics in the Clinic
(Georgetown University, 2021)
Sometimes, people using different epistemological strategies have to work together on a shared project. The differences between their epistemological strategies may make it difficult to share knowledge relevant to their ...
Subordinating Speech and the Construction of Social Hierarchies
(Georgetown University, 2019)
This dissertation aims to deepen and broaden the philosophical literature on subordinating speech. It aims to demonstrate that how language subordinates is more complex than has been described by most philosophers writing ...