The Department of Philosophy Dissertations and Theses Series is comprised of dissertations and theses authored by Marquette University's Department of Philosophy doctoral and master's students.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dangerous Knowledge? Morality And Moral Progress After Naturalism, Daniel Diederich Farmer

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Re-Enchanting The World: An Examination Of Ethics, Religion, And Their Relationship In The Work Of Charles Taylor, David McPherson

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Thomas Aquinas on the Apprehension of Being: The Role of Judgement in Light of Thirteenth-Century Semantics, Rosa Vargas Della Casa

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Naturalized Panpsychism: An Alternative to Fundamentalist Physicalism and Supernaturalism, Earl R. Cookson

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The Concept of Personhood in the Phenomenology of Edmund Husserl, Colin J. Hahn

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The Humanistic, Fideistic Philosophy of Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560), Charles William Peterson

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Knowledge and Thought in Heidegger and Foucault: Towards an Epistemology of Ruptures, Arun Anantheeswaran Iyer

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William James's Undivided Self and the Possibility of Immortality, Anthony Karlin

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The Poetics of Remembrance: Communal Memory and Identity in Heidegger and Ricoeur, David Leichter

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The Ontological Foundations for Natural Law Theory and Contemporary Ethical Naturalism, Bernard Mauser

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Sexualized Violence, Moral Disintegration and Ethical Advocacy, Melissa Mosko

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Spinoza on Individuals and Individuation: Metaphysics, Morals, and Politics, Matthew David Wion

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Paradox of Nature: Merleau-Ponty's Semi-Naturalistic Critique of Husserlian Phenomenology, Shazad Akhtar

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Hume's Conception of Time and its Implications for his Theories of Causation and Induction, Daniel Esposito

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Arabic Influences in Aquinas's Doctrine of Intelligible Species, Max Herrera

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The Attestation of the Self as a Bridge Between Hermeneutics and Ontology in the Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur, Sebastian Kaufmann

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Love's Lack: The Relationship between Poverty and Eros in Plato's Symposium, Lorelle D. Lamascus

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Friendship and Fidelity: An Historical and Critical Examination, Joshua Walter Schulz

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Natural Law Theory and the "Is"--"Ought" Problem: A Critique of Four Solutions, Shalina Stilley

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Attending to Presence: A Study of John Duns Scotus' Account of Sense Cognition, Amy F. Whitworth

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Friendship and Self-Identity in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur, Cristina Bucur

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The Finality of Religion in Aquinas' Theory of Human Acts, Francisco José Romero Carrasquillo

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The finality of religion in Aquinas' theory of human acts, Francisco J Romero

Submissions from 2007

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A social contract analysis of Rawls and Rousseau: Supplanting the original position as philosophically most favored, Paul Neiman

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The conception and attributes of God: A comparison of Charles Sanders Peirce and Alfred North Whitehead, Scott W Sinclair

Submissions from 2006

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Hans Jonas's ethic of responsibility applied to anti-aging technologies and the indefinite extension of the human life span, Jeffrey P Goins

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David Hume and the principle of sufficient reason, Ginger Lee

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Virtue theory in Plato's "Republic", Griffin T Nelson

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The principle of alternate possibilities: Finding freedom after Frankfurt, Matthew F Pierlott

Submissions from 2005

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Is there a future for Marxist humanism?, Jacob M Held

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Self-love and morality: Beyond egoism and altruism, Li Jing

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New waves in metaethics: Naturalist realism, naturalist antirealism and divine commands, Daniel R Kern

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Eikos logos and eikos muthos: A study of the nature of the likely story in Plato's "Timaeus", Ryan Kenneth McBride

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Hume's conclusions on the existence and nature of God, Timothy S Yoder

Submissions from 2004

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The foundations of the politics of difference, Peter Nathaniel Bwanali

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The place of justice in the thinking of Emmanuel Levinas, Michael H Gillick

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Conceiving mind: A critique of Descartes' dualism and contemporary immaterialist views of consciousness, Kristin P Schaupp

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Respecting plurality in times of change: Hannah Arendt's conceptions of political, personal, and ethical responsibility, Stephen Schulman

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Francis Suarez on the ontological status of individual unity vis-a-vis the Aristotelian doctrine of primary substance, John W Simmons

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Through a glass darkly: Bernard Lonergan and Richard Rorty on the possibility of knowing without a God's-Eye-View, Russell Snell

Submissions from 2003

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Building a Heideggerian ethic, Kelly Ann Burns

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St. Thomas Aquinas and the self-evident proposition: A study of the manifold senses of a medieval concept, Michael Vincent Dougherty

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Ricoeur's narrative development of Gadamer's hermeneutics: Continuity and discontinuity, Keith D'Souza

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Beauty's resting place: Unity in St. Augustine's sensible aesthetic, Matthew Joseph Hayes

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Empathy and knowledge: Husserl's introductions to phenomenology, Kevin Hermberg

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The transactional model: A critical examination of John Dewey's philosophy of freedom, Mark N. Lenker

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Reflection on the "good" as a source of freedom in virtue theory, John DiBenedetto Morse

Submissions from 2002

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Merleau-Ponty: Embodied subjectivity and the foundation of ethics, Sarah Ann Fischer

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Kant on love for oneself: Why respect for the moral law, but not the desire for happiness, is a moral incentive, Lawrence Joseph Masek

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Essence, individuation, and artifact: An Aristotelian model for familiar concrete particulars, Chad Vernon Meister

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Normative strategies for resolving human rights conflicts, Eugene Thomas Rice

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Descartes' theory against artificial intelligence and the micro-world, John Robert Visintainer

Submissions from 2001

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Avicebron (Solomon ibn Gabirol) and Aquinas on primary and secondary causality, John A Laumakis

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The Kehre and Heidegger's "Beitraege zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis)", Louis Joseph Schiano

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Faith and reason in the philosophy of Edith Stein, Karl Christian Schudt

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Richard A. McCormick's proportionalism: A consequentialist ethical theory, Patrick Andrew Tully

Submissions from 2000

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The moral dimensions of Michael Martin's atheology: A critical assessment, Paul Harold Copan

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Charles S. Peirce: Truth, reality and objective semiotic idealism, Michael J Forest

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Ricoeur's theory of narrative as a reformulation of Husserl's notion of intentionality, Paul R Gyllenhammer

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Is God a "what"? Aquinas, Neoplatonism, and the divine essence, John Paul Rosheger

Submissions from 1999

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Kant's conception of the self: Applying the dual-aspect reading of the phenomena/noumena distinction to the self, Theodore Di Maria

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Transformation and community, Russell W Dumke

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Aristotle's theory of substance in "Metaphysics Zeta-Eta", Hye-Kyung Kim

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Freedom, God, and empiricism in Locke, Eric Andrew Manchester

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The problem of love: The relationship between the love of self and the love of others, self-fulfillment and self-denial, Alan Roy Vincelette

Submissions from 1998

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Berkeley: Perception, conception, and indexical thought, Theodore Michael Daniel Cooke

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The relationship of materiality to religious consciousness in the Protestant Reformed tradition, Larry David Harwood

Submissions from 1997

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Spinoza on community, affectivity, and life values, Steven L. Barbone

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The role of matter in Aristotle's metaphysics, Beverly Katherine Hinton

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Whether a creature is more perfect in itself or in God's knowledge according to Saint Thomas Aquinas, Joseph Anthony Mordente

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Augustine's doctrine of weakness of the will after 411, Ann Ann Pang-White

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A critical analysis of technology transfer, ideology, and development in the context of communication technology in the Philippines, Pablito Martinez Tagura

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Naming God: A study in semantics, David Alan White

Submissions from 1996

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Perspectives in jurisprudence: An analysis of H. L. A. Hart's legal theory, Eric Joseph Boos

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Hegel's assimilation of Aristotelian teleology: Hegel after Darwin, Anthony Robert Catenazzo

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The corpse of faith and reason: Hegel's early critique of the philosophy of subjectivity, Kipton Eugene Jensen

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The nature of commitment and its relationship to freedom, Mary Jo Klein

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Out of a Kantian chrysalis? A Maritainian critique of Marechal, Ronald Dean McCamy

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Giambattista Vico and the emergence of historical consciousness, Bradley Nelson Seidel

Submissions from 1995

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When ethics meets politics: Concerning the possibility of fighting a justified war in the late twentieth century, Robert Paul Abele

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Malebranche and the Cartesian problem of the unconscious, Frederick Richard Ablondi

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The real distinction in creatures between being and essence according to William of Auvergne, Kevin Joseph Caster

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Philosophy and incarnation, Steven A Long

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The development of the relation between authority and freedom in the political philosophy of Yves R. Simon, Patricia Pallasch Radzin

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The metaphysics of human freedom in Schopenhauer and Saint Augustine, Lance Byron Richey

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Community and normality in Husserl, Lara M. Trout

Submissions from 1994

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Divine simplicity: Aquinas and the current debate, Vincent Michael Dever

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Kant and the matter of cognition, William Harold Lentz

Submissions from 1993

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Heteronomy as condition for freedom in Levinas' and Sartre's ethics, Mylene Botbol-Baum

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Essentially human: Democracy in the thought of Yves R. Simon, Diane M Caplin

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The right to dissent: Hannah Arendt's defense of civil disobedience, Donna Hogans Engelmann

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Martin Heidegger's notion of repetition and the problem of historical meaning, Janette Marie Hodge

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The informal socialization of Catholic elementary school principals: Implications for administrative staff development, Julie Ann Stoffels

Submissions from 1992

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The value of human life and bioethics: A philosophical assessment, Liselotte A Chamberlain

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Reconnoitering the role of essence in light of esse: The existential thesis of Phelan, Clarke, and Carlo, Chris Earl Curry

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The grammar of subjecthood: Wittgenstein, deconstruction and Dennett's intentional stance, Wendy Lynne Lee-Lampshire

Submissions from 1991

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Finality and marriage, Margaret Monahan Hogan

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Capital as organic unity: The role of Hegel's "Science of Logic" in Marx's "Grundrisse", Mark Edward Meaney

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An ethical analysis of alcoholism in light of Aristotle's virtue ethics, Maureen Ann Milligan

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The drama of Cartesian morality, Vance Gregory Morgan