As of 2014, all newly submitted Graduate Center dissertations and theses appear in Academic Works shortly after graduation. Some works are immediately available to read and download, and some become available after an embargo period set by the author. Dissertations and theses from before 2014 are generally accessible only to the CUNY community, but some authors have chosen to make theirs open access.

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Dissertations from 2020

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Production, not Dependence: The Metaphysics of Causation and its Role in Explanation, Responsibility, and the Law, Yuval Abrams

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Identity and Counterparthood in a Many Worlds Universe, Sophia A.M. Bishop

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Logical Pluralism and Vicious Regresses, Daniel Boyd

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The Police and the State, Brandon del Pozo

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In and Out of Character: Socratic Mimēsis, Mateo Duque

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Metaethical Intentionalism and the Intersubjectivity of Morals, Kyle Ferguson

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An Eco-Political Theory of Territory, Jonathan Kwan

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Ethical Validity: An Ethical Validity Claim for Discourse Ethics, Jamie B. Lindsay

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Emotion in Mind, Kathryn E. Pendoley

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Environmental Transformative Justice: Responding to Ecocide, Manuel Rodeiro

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Continuity as Crisis: Two Traditions of Theorizing about Animal Minds, Adam See

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A Modelist Proposal, Jian Shen

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The Coherence of Left-Libertarianism: A New Approach to Reconciling Libertarianism and Socialism, Jesse E. Spafford

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Epistemic Injustice and Sexual Violence Intervention Advocacy, Jennifer Ware

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Freedom, Markets, and Equality in Eighteenth Century Philosophy, Nicole Whalen

Dissertations from 2019

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How Racial Injustice Causes Ignorance, Eric Bayruns

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Mentality and Fundamentality, Christopher D. Brown

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A Volitional Theory of Aesthetic Value, John Dyck

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Who Needs Blame?: Answerability Without Expressed Blame, Sarah Gokhale

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A Defense of Pure Connectionism, Alex B. Kiefer

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The Origin of Power in the Need to Cooperate: Parallels Between Political and Economic Power, David Nagy

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Quantum Uncertainty Reduction (QUR) Theory of Attended Access and Phenomenal Consciousness, Anatoly V. Nichvoloda

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Some Non-Human Languages of Thought, Nicolas J. Porot

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How We Act Together, Matthew Rachar

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Intention and Interpretation in Law, Cosim J. Sayid

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Frontiers of Conditional Logic, Yale Weiss

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Basic-Acceptance Teleosemantics, Esteban Withrington

Dissertations from 2018

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Toward a Science of Morals, Ross Taylor Colebrook

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A Philosophical Defense of Judicial Minimalism, Cory A. Evans

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On A and B Theories of Time, Edward Freeman

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Demystifying the Placebo Effect, Phoebe Friesen

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The Fragmented Mind: Working Memory Cannot Implement Consciousness, Javier Gomez-Lavin

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Experimental Philosophy and Feminist Epistemology: Conflicts and Complements, Amanda Huminski

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The Philosophical Foundations of PLEN: A Protocol-theoretic Logic of Epistemic Norms, Ralph E. Jenkins

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Morality as Social Software, Jongjin Kim

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The Psychology of Plato's Republic: Taking Book 10 into Account, Daniel Mailick

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Essence, Explanation, and Modal Knowledge, Antonella Mallozzi

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The Syndrome of Romantic Love, Arina Pismenny

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Unarticulated Constituents and Theories of Meaning, Jesse Rappaport

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The Two Inexical Uses Theory of Proper Names and Frege's Puzzle, Daniel S. Shabasson

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Infodynamics: A Naturalistic Psychosemantics, Daniel E. Weissglass

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Scanlon's Contractualism and Its Critics, Kenneth R. Weisshaar

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Theories of Perception and Recent Empirical Work, Philip Zigman

Dissertations from 2017

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W.E.B. Du Bois: Freedom, Race, and American Modernity, Elvira Basevich

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Evil and the Ontological Disproof, Carl J. Brownson III

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Scientifically Responsible Metaphysics: A Program for the Naturalization of Metaphysics, Amanda Bryant

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A Normative Account of Political Representation, Kenneth R. Courtney

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The Proscriptive Principle and Logics of Analytic Implication, Thomas M. Ferguson

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Meaning Through Things, Marilynn Johnson

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Toward a Social Ontology of the Family, Laura W. Kane

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Grounding, Causation and the Unity of Ontological Structure, Thomas Kivatinos

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Syntax and Semantics of Perceptual Representation, James K. Quilty-Dunn

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The Nature of Introspection, Adriana Renero

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Aspects of Biological Explanation, Derek J. Skillings

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For Narrativity: How Creating Narratives Structures Experience and Self, Natallia Stelmak Schabner

Dissertations from 2016

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Art as Display, Frank M. Boardman

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Virtue’s Web: The Virtue of Empathic Attunement and the Need for a Relational Foundation, Georgina D. Campelia

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Darwinian Debunking Reconsidered, Amanda J. Favia

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Toward a Kripkean Concept of Number, Oliver R. Marshall

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Seeing and Perceptual Content, Ben S. Phillips

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Actions, Reasons and Self-Expression: A Defense of Subjectivist-Internalism about Reasons, Carolyn P. Plunkett

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Three Essays in Intuitionistic Epistemology, Tudor Protopopescu

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Consciousness, Perception, and Short-Term Memory, Henry F. Shevlin

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Construing Character: Virtue as a Cognitive-Affective Processing System, Denise Vigani

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The C3 Conditional: A Variably Strict Ordinary-Language Conditional, Monique L. Whitaker

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Semantic Holism Revisited, Chun-Ping Yen

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Moral Dilemmas and Moral Theories, Jihwan Yu

Dissertations from 2015

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Persons as Self-consciously Concerned Beings, Benjamin Abelson

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Intimate Relationships: Reality and Normativity, Jason V. Altilio

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Saving Moral Realism: Against Blackburn's Projectivism, Paul James Cummins

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The Theoretical and Psychological Foundations of Care in Environmental Ethics, Rachel Fedock

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Olfaction As The Paradigm For Perceptual Philosophy, Andreas Keller

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Three Faces of Human Exceptionalism: Genius, Saint, Monster, Mary Clare Feldmann McKinley

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Communication, Labor, and Communicative Labor, Rachel McKinney

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What the Tortoise Said to Kripke: the Adoption Problem and the Epistemology of Logic, Romina Padro

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Social Epistemology and the Project of Mapping Science, Kamili Posey

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Locke's "God" Problem: Predicating God and Liberty Amid the Secularizing Effect of "Uneasiness", Kathleen M. Ryan

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Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes for a Moral Psychology of Fiction, Katherine Tullmann

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Representation without Thought: Confusion, Reference, and Communication, Elmar Geir Unnsteinsson

Dissertations from 2014

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Evolution And Ethics, Franklin Roy Bennett

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Acting Wide Awake: Attention and the Ethics of Emotion, Jacob Davis

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Moral Motivation and the Authority of Morality: A Defense of Naturalist Moral Realism, Lily Eva Frank

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Conceptual Roles and Conceptual Explanation: How Internalism Can Provide Everything We Need From A Theory of Concepts, and Why Externalism Can't, Cressida Gaukroger

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Speech Act Theoretic Semantics, Daniel W. Harris

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Factlessness & Faultlessness: Individual Differences & Dimensions of Philosophical Dispute, Geoffrey Scott Holtzman

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Nature's Goodness: An Aristotelian Account, Nathan K. Metzger

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Why Should One Reproduce? The Rationality and Morality of Human Reproduction, Lantz Fleming Miller

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Existence: An Unholy Trinity. An account of Indeterminate Existence, Salas Sanchez-Bennasar

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God and Gratuitous Evil, Michael Schrynemakers

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Constitutively Embodied Emotions, Daniel Shargel

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The Moral Philosophy of William Wollaston, Yael Sofaer

Dissertations from 2013

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Deflationism about Truth and Meaning, Onyoung Oh

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Metaphysical Dependence and Set Theory, John Wigglesworth

Dissertations from 2012

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The Metaphysics of Improvisation, Tobyn C. DeMarco

Dissertations from 2011

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In Favor of Teleosemantics: A Millikanian Treatment of the Intentional Content of Mental Representation, Pierre Faye

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Moral Mental States: Four Methods in Metaethics, Christopher Alen Sula

Dissertations from 2007

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The Qualitative Character of Spatial Perception, Douglas Meehan

Dissertations from 2000

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Wittgenstein and the Grammar of Physics: A Study of Ludwig Wittgenstein's 1929-1930 Manuscripts and the Roots of His Later Philosophy, Anton Alterman

Dissertations from 1999

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Deflating Deflationism, Bradley Philip Armour-Garb

Dissertations from 1994

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Some Consequences of Semantic Externalism, Consuelo Preti