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    • The Cassandra Complex: On Violence, Racism, and Mourning 

      Frankowski, Alfred (University of Oregon, 2012)
      The Cassandra Complex is a work in the traditions of critical philosophy and psychoanalysis. In The Cassandra Complex, I examine the intersection of violence, racism, and mourning. I hold that analysis of this intersection ...
    • Gender, Alienation, and Dignity in Global Slums 

      Luttrell, Johanna (University of Oregon, 2013-10-10)
      This dissertation is a philosophical inquiry into the problem of the slums that develop in and around large cities in the Global South, considered in the context of globalization. I argue first that theories of global ...
    • Justice As Reconciliation: Political Theory in a World of Difference 

      Fourlas, George (University of Oregon, 2014-10-17)
      Divisiveness routinely turns violent, thus making research into alternative means of dealing with conflict an urgent necessity. This dissertation focuses on the politics of divisiveness and the techniques of conflict ...
    • The "MIght Makes Right" Fallacy: On a Tacit Justification for Violence 

      Temam, Edgar (University of Oregon, 2014-09-29)
      "Might makes right," so the saying goes. What does this mean? What does it mean to say that humans live by this saying? How can this saying that is considered by almost all as an expression of injustice play a justificatory ...
    • On Immigration Enforcement and Expulsion Strategies: A Moral and Political Defense of Immigrant Rights 

      Mendoza, Jose (University of Oregon, 2012)
      Recently, Christopher Heath Wellman has proposed an innovative argument that appears to resolve, at least with respect to immigration, the tension between democratic autonomy (i.e. a people's right to self-determination) ...