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    • Arete and Taste: Towards virtue-theoretic aesthetics 

      Zeccardi, Joseph A. (2009)
      Historically, philosophers talk about two different kinds of virtue: ethical virtues that help us to do the right thing and live a good life, and intellectual virtues that help us to acquire knowledge and true beliefs about ...
    • Hawthorne's transcendental turn 

      Murphy, Jonathan William David (2010)
      This dissertation charts the trajectory of the “transcendental turn” that occurred in Nathaniel Hawthorne's thought between the years 1833 and 1846. I focus especially on the first stage of the author's philosophical ...
    • Interfacing ethics: The ethical relation from Kant to Derrida 

      Silber-Sweeney, Laurel Anne (2009)
      My thesis is based on four propositions. The first is the most important. The other three issue from it. First, there is a fundamental process or movement of relating identity to difference and self to other that underlies ...
    • Kant with Melville: Freedom, enthusiasm, and the novel 

      Yoshikuni, Hiroki (2010)
      This dissertation explores the relationship between Kant and Melville, paying close attention to the former’s idea of freedom and the latter’s effort to exhibit freedom without transforming it into individualism. It is ...