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  • The Explanatory Role of Intentional Content in Cognitive Science 

    Knoll, Andrew Charles (2015)
    This work argues that intentional content plays at least two explanatory roles in cognitive science. First, it allows cognitive states to be type-individuated independently of their relations to one another and to mind ...
  • Representational Content and the Science of Vision 

    Ritchie, John Brendan Welsh (2015)
    The general topic of my thesis is how vision science explains what we see, and how we see it. There are two themes often found in the explanations of vision science that I focus on. The first is the Distal Object Thesis: ...
  • Why Fiction Matters 

    Holliday, John-Gregory Bass (2015)
    I explore five features that bear upon literary value and what is involved in appreciating those features. In the introduction, I motivate the project, examine the notion of literary value itself, and sketch the major ...
  • Deutsch's CTC Model and its Implications for the Foundations of Quantum Theory 

    Dunlap, Lucas (2015)
    This dissertation is an exploration of several issues surrounding David Deutsch’s CTC model first introduced in his 1991 paper “Quantum Mechanics Near Closed Timelike Lines”. Deutsch developed his model to account for the ...
  • From Social Choice to System Choice: A Problem for Lewis’s Best System Analysis 

    Woo, Sungwon (2015)
    One of the most important results in social choice theory is Kenneth Arrow’s impossibility theorem (1951/1963), according to which there cannot exist any rational procedure of aggregating individual preferences into a ...

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