Dissertations in Progress

This page lists the titles of dissertations being written by students at Purdue.

  • Elaine Blum, “A Pragmatic Methodology for the (Queer) Self” (Dan Smith)
  • Tom Capelli, “Immanent Normativity” (Dan Smith)
  • Changtze Chia, “Themes in Kant” (Jacqueline Mariña)
  • Lacey Davidson, “Bias, Norms, and the Move to Liberation” (Dan Kelly)
  • Timothy Folk, “Leibniz on Reasons for Acting and Moral Obligation” (Pat Kain)
  • Jonathan Fuqua, “Metaethical Mooreanism; (Mike Bergmann)
  • Alex Gillham, “Epicurus on Goods, Virtue, and Flourishing: Toward an Objective List Theory (Patricia Curd)
  • Brian Johnson, “Culture, Education, and Conscience in Late-Eighteenth Century Philosophy” (Chris Yeomans)
  • Joel Johnson, ““Aquinas on Final Causation (or Material Objects)” (Jeff Brower)
  • Joseph Krylow, “Against Physicalism: Augustine on the Nature and Existence of Incorporeal Beings” (Jeff Brower)
  • Calista Lam, “The Normativity of Aristotle's Categories” (Patricia Curd)
  • Tiffany Montoya, “Human Ontology as the Foundation for Normative Political Economy: Why Our Species Cannot Flourish within Economic Liberalism” (Leonard Harris)
  • Max Spears, “Technology and Topology: Rethinking the Space of Existence” (Dan Smith)
  • Taylor Sutton, “Malerogation” (Pat Kain)
  • Ryan Van Nood, “'Vital ethics: the meaning effect and seeing the world aright” (Dan Frank)


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