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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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You Are Who You Choose To Be: Neuroscience and Freedom, Silas Edward Busch

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Beginning to Start: Zupancic and Hegel on Comedy, Antonio Ferraz

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Beginning in Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Mallarmé, Austen H. Hinkley

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Becoming Horizon: The Creative Politics of Difference in Poststructuralist Theory, John Patrick Jeworski

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Richard Rorty and the Epistemological Tradition, Sean Joyce

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Yearning for the Unhistorical: Nietzsche on Triumph and Coronation, Travis Brock Kennedy

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Stanza my Stone: On the Death of God and the Nature of Poetry, Ariella JoAnn Kust

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Being Honest: Understanding the Death of God in the "Gay Science", Theodore Frank Laport

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Heidegger's Attentiveness to Language: A Question of Translation and "Original Contents", Alexander M. Moore

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Paralinguistic Speech Recognition: Classifying Emotion in Speech with Deep Learning Neural Networks, Eli Ridley Segal

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On Sense (or Lack Thereof): An Exploration of Absurdity and Metaphor, Hannah Mackenzie Smith

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What is Love? Plato Don't Hurt Me, Samantha Lee Smith

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No One Man Should Have All That Power: Rhetoric and Its Reception in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Philip Adam Torphy

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An Outsider's Perspective: Walter Benjamin's Vision of Philosophy, Bethany Alden Zulick

Projects from 2015

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Aesthetic Phenomenology Through Kant and Schopenhauer, Josh A. Abramovici

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A Quest for Justice: Hannah Arendt and the Redeeming Power of Judgement, Angel Arias

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The Mind, the Brain, and the Self: The Limits of Sense and Nonsense in Neurology and Psychology, Max Boris Baird

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‘As Truth Arises Most Readily’: Interpreting Kuhn’s Discursive Model as Prescriptive to the Curiosities of the Modern Researcher, Noah Street Dickerman

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Extraordinary Language: Apprehending Wonder in Woolf and Wittgenstein, Sorrel Hannah Dunn

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Taking the Long Way Home: On Becoming Oneself through Others in Montaigne’s Essays, Michael Anton Golub

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The Masks of Heidegger: National Socialism and Anti-Semitism, Julia Lauren Haerr

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The Adventures of a Lost Soc & Playing with Piety: An Analysis of Ancestral Anatomy, Haley Lauren Nikodem

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Nietzsche's Rhetorical Aestheticism: The Gay Science and the Work of Art, Antonia Machado Oliver

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Forsake Your Moneymaker: Defining and Defending the True Value of Music, Preston RW Ossman

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In Search of the Implicit: An Exploration of Relevance Theory as a Framework for Communication, Aaron M. Schine

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Siddhartha's Smile: Schopenhauer, Hesse, Nietzsche, Benjamin Dillon Schluter

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The Lens of Language, Eli Ridley Segal

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The World Through Your Eyes: An Analysis of Spike Jonze's Her, Thatcher Kupple Snyder

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Movement and Temporality: An Exploration of the Self-Conscious Viewing Experience of Slacker and Waking Life, Dalia Toth

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“For He will Light Up what is Hidden in Darkness”: Resurrection in Kierkegaard and Augustine, Dorothy Ann Trowbridge

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A Study of Chinese Marxism in the History of Modern China: How Marxism Changed China and How China Changed Marxism, Jiawei Yan

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A Critique of Representationalism Through the Application of Artificial Intelligence, Dai Cao

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The Vise of Certainty: An Acknowledgement of the Unrelenting Logic in Language in an Age of Idiosyncrasy, Kaitlyn Jun-Young Chang

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The Philosopher's Diagnosis: Sickness in Plato, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger, Anna Menaker Daniszewski

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Hacking into the Soul: An Existentialist Account of Man in Ray Kurzweil's Singularity, Defne Gencler

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Evolutionary Trait: Altruism?, Shana Tylor Joseph

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Private Irony and Public Performativity: The Feminist Politics of Richard Rorty, Judith Butler, and Andrea Fraser, Kyla Bay Mathis-Angress

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The Nation-State as Historian: A Philosophical Reading of Monumentalization, Dana Francisco Miranda

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Deep Disquietudes: Methodology and Word Meaning in Wittgenstein and Foucault, Lucas Lindon Opgenorth

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Terms of Eternity: World and Reason in the Ghazali-Averroes Polemic, Daniel S. Perlman

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Does He Not Walk Like a Dancer? Nietzsche's Primordial Text, Samuel Asa Pratt

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Narrating Corporeal Subjectivities: Sartre, Foucault, and Transgender Embodiment, Christopher J Qualiano

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The Human Condition in the Age of Big Data, Jared Rankin

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Ecological Realism and the Sense of the Earth in Merleau-Ponty's Psychoanalysis of Nature, Joe Salvo

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Kierkegaard's Dialectic of Communication and the Fullness of Time in Repetition and Fear and Trembling, Jeremiah William Tillman

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To Give Birth to a Dancing Star: Three Russian Writers Respond to Nietszche's Morality, Elena Rose Watson

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Philosophic Tensions: William James Pragmatic Method, Josephine Louise Williams

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On Responsibility and Freedom: The Descriptive Ethics of Aristotle and J. L. Austin, Dean Sage Woodhouse-Weil

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Truth In Language: An Epistemological Analysis of Contemporary Views of Truth in the Philosophy of Language, Jonah Amster

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Zarathustra's Labyrinth: Exploring the Creation and Destruction of God in Friedrich Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra, Kathleen Yvonne Anderson

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The Role of Faith in the Justification of Knowledge, Cyrgue Pierre Dessauce

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How to Have Fun With Words: An Exploration of Wordplay and its Punintended Consequences (Or: Why Society Walked Into A Bar), Jenna Mae Galka

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A Body Of Evidence: Exploring the Philosophical Landscape of Modern Dance, Marta Cristina Garibaldi

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Stranger in the Fatherland: Ambivalence, Inheritance, and Tradition in Sigmund Freud’s Moses and Monotheism, Samuel Jaffe Goldstein

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Songs of the Last Philosopher: Early Nietzsche and the Spirit of Hölderlin, Sylvia Mae Gorelick

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Developments of Style: Inside Fashion as an Institution and its Effects on our Consciousness, Yvonna S. Groom

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Interventions in the Interactive: Community, Identity, and Video Games, Michael Etkind Luxemburg

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Into the Unspeakable: How Reason Destroys Itself on the Path to Subjective Experience, Erika Paige Norden

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Toward an Expressive Materialism: The Early Work of Gilles Deleuze, Turner Skeel Roth

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Aristotle, Wittgenstein and Beholding Categories, Samuel Jonathan Shapiro

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Social Narratives: Understand How We Create Selves, Langdon Thaxter

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Hegemony and Metaphysics: A New Republic, Michael Allen

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Imagination and Internal Time Consciousness: Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, Thomas Conor Beath

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Determined to be Free: A User's Guide to Compatibilist Free Will, Ethan Harris Bleeker

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Defining Art: What it is and Why we Need it, Sean G. Colonna

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Evaluating Woman’s Capability For Transcendence: Georg Hegel, Albert Camus, and Simone De Beauvoir, Sofia Dubitsky

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Laughing Matters: An Exploration into Humor and its Practical Utility, Ryan P. Fallon

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Elle S'etait Choisie: Agenct, Authority, and (Self) Representation in the Philosophy and Literature of Simone de Beauvoir, Matthew Michael Fitzpatrick

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The Pain of Thinking: Artaud and the Sublime, William C. Halbrooks

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The Emplotment of the Demos: A Critical Reading of Jacques Rancière’s Disagreement, Shelby Jackson

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Philosopher as Stranger in Plato's Dialogs, Kabren Frostig Levinson

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Thomas Szasz and the Philosophical Considerations of Paternalistic Practices in Psychiatry, Alina Mergelova

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Golden Age Nihilism: Nihilism Through the Eyes of Three Russian Authors, Turgenev, Chernyshevsky, & Dostoevsky, Joel Richmond

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Art Against Inhospitability: An Interpretation Of The Aesthetic Dimension In Freud, Dewey, and Marcuse, Christian Scheider

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"Renewing the Common World:" From Natality to Community in Hannah Arendt's Educational Thought, Steven Tatum

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Desire and Suffering: Toward an Understanding of Philosophy's Precarious Postion, Patrick Craig Bova

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Ein Indianer Kennt Keinen Schmerz: Panoramas of Pain, Fiona Jane Edwards

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An Accounting of the Western Economy of Vision: Deprivileging Teleological Eyes for the Sake of Possible Embodiments, Kaitlyn Entel

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Skillful Listening: Enactivism as a Challenge to Musical Formalism, Aaron Green

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An Attempt to Formulate the Problem of Genesis, Steven E. Gregory

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Defending Mary, Patrick Jeffery

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Writing the Forgotten Past, Brinton J. Leinung

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Animals Are People Too: Learning to Recognize the Moral Claims of Non-Human Subjects, Linden Miller

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Unstable Foundations: The Role of the Dionysian in Nietzsche's Construction of Belief, Leah Faye Norris

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Balancing Love: A Project on Romantic Love and Freedom, James Whitney Parker

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The Philosophical Significance of Adequacy Results for Logical Systems, Benjamin L. Pesetsky

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Nonanthropocentrism and Intrinsic Value: In Search of an Alternative, Kevin M. Powell

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Free Improvisation as Psycho Drama: Grounds for Expressive Language in Music, Daniel Stern

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Kindling the Flame of Divinity: The Revival of Culture as Growth from a Paralyzed Educative Enterprise, Claire Thiemann