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  • A Critical Analysis of William James's Justification of Belief 

    Lasch, Linda (1964)
    The aim of this study is to examine William James's justification of belief . . . and several objections that have been made to it. The first part of this paper, therefore, presents James's position; the second part ...
  • An Enquiry into Analytical Jurisprudence and Legal Positivism 

    Dulmage, Philip Longfellow (1964)
    My interest 1s the study of law. It is the sole goal upon which I wish to focus and direct my energies. But what is law? I have no notion of the subject toward which my energies are cast. My enquiry starts out with a ...
  • A Study of A.N. Whitehead's Philosophy of Organism 

    Bowman, Howard E. (1964)
    My purpose in this paper is to relate and to comment upon that which I hope I have understood of Whitehead. On this basis, I hope to make some evaluation of the significance of Whitehead's philosophical statement. I take ...
  • David Hume's Theory of the Passions 

    Jones, David J. (1964)
    The purpose of this paper is a critical examination of David Hume's theory of the passions and emotions. Hume has tried to propose a purely mechanistic explanation of the passions. The theory of the passions proposed by ...
  • On Not Taking Moral Facts Seriously 

    Snare, Francis E. (1965)
    The purpose of this paper is to show the circumstances when it might be possible not to take moral facts seriously. Furthermore we would like to investigate some of the arguments against holding such a postition. ...
  • Action, Intention, and Desire as Discussed by Hampshire Melden and Anscombe 

    Morden, Michael J. (1965)
    This project began as an ambitious program to demonstrate how various concepts of a person were related to various types of ethical theory. During the course of my research my interest began to focus on one o£ the ...
  • Symbols and Truth in Relgious Language 

    Pletcher, Galen K. (1965)
    In this paper I attempt an examination of the truth that religion offers and its symbolic expression in religious language. I assume throughout that some kind of truth is supposed to be expressed in religion, and I ...
  • Ethical Investigations 

    Wade, Michael D., 1943- (1965)
    This paper does not pretend to be a definitive treatise on the topic; but the author does hope that any insights in its pages will aid the philosophical community reach unanimity concerning what is actually the case in ...
  • Reflexions on "Individuals", by P.F. Strawson 

    Dietz, Karen (1966)
    This paper will take the form of an exposition and critique of the general argument presented in Individuals: An Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics by P.R. Strawson. Accordingly my presentation will be divided into two ...
  • The Expressive Function of Punishment as Viewed in the Twentieth Century 

    Perry, Joan M. (1966)
    The author considers the purpose and function of punishment in civil society and focuses on the expressive or educative function of punishment to demonstrate society's condemnation of the act, as well as the relationship ...
  • Whitehead on the Nature of Metaphysics 

    Nichelson, Oliver D. (1966)
    The author discusses Alfred North Whitehead's views on the nature of metaphysics presented in Process and Reality with special attention to his philosophy of language.
  • Concepts in the Phenomenology of Edmund Husserl 

    Beardsley, Dan (1966)
    The phenomenological method is so intricate that it could not conceivably be presented completely in less than several hundred pages. However, it is possible to introduce some of the concepts so that the reader may gain ...
  • Elementary Propositions and Pictures 

    Hood, James A. (1967)
    The following paper consists chiefly of a fairly detailed description of elementary propositions and an exposition of Tractatus 2.1-2.225, Wittgenstein's initial discussion of pictures and the relation of pictures ...
  • Justice and Punishment 

    Steward, Robert E. (1967)
    The purpose of this thesis 1s twofold. First, we shall explicate a manuscript by John Rawls. The subject of this manuscript is the formulation of the ideal contractual definition of justice. The methodology of the ideal ...
  • A Critique of Gilbert Ryle's "The Concept of Mind" 

    Bouwens, Don M. (1968)
    An attempt to produce an argumentative thesis is at the undergraduate level indeed a bold adventure. The author is certain that the failures in his attempt outweigh the successes. The successes however, are most ...
  • An Examination of the Basis of the Analytical Method in Brian Barry's "Political Argument" 

    Mangan, Carol (1968)
    This project is the outgrowth of a course in Social Philosophy. It is an attempt to clarify within the structure of Brian Barry's Political Argument certain conceptual difficulties. An examination of the bases of ...
  • Early Origins of Quine's Principle of Indeterminancy of Translation 

    Ekstrom, Susan (1968)
    Unfortunately perhaps for the reader, the following essay is more a product of perspiration than one of inspiration. It was originally to have been an examination of the second chapter of Quine's Word and Object, but ...
  • The Mexican Positivism of Gabino Barreda and Its Relation to Auguste Comte 

    Wotila, Roger (1968)
    The complications that arise from doing translation work within a research paper are numerous. In an attempt to construct not only a coherent but readable project, I found it necessary to translate several passages ...