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    • Between Performance and Participation: The Time of Action in Hannah Arendt 

      Lipkind, Hanna (University of Oregon, 2014-06-17)
      This thesis takes up the debate between the agonal and deliberative interpretations of Hannah Arendt's conception of political action. In it, I redeem the model of action as performance found in her descriptions of agonal ...
    • 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 ...
    • Causal Skepticism and the Destruction of Antiquity 

      Jordan, Jason M. (University of Oregon, 2011-12)
      This dissertation examines the development of skeptical views concerning causation from the medieval to the early modern period. While causal skepticism is often overlooked by intellectual historians, I argue that, in spite ...
    • The claim of language: A phenomenological approach 

      Culbertson, Carolyn Sue, 1982- (University of Oregon, 2010-06)
      This dissertation develops an interpretation of Martin Heidegger's philosophical project in On the Way to Language and some of his earlier works that pave the way for this text and offers criticism of Heidegger's project ...
    • Co-Speech Gesture in Communication and Cognition 

      Cuffari, Elena Clare (University of Oregon, 2011-12)
      This dissertation stages a reciprocal critique between traditional and marginal philosophical approaches to language on the one hand and interdisciplinary studies of speech-accompanying hand gestures on the other. Gesturing ...
    • Communal Agency in Josiah Royce 

      Jacobs, Matthew (University of Oregon, 2012)
      On the common sense view, an agent is an individual. Communities are collections of individuals, but the community itself is not understood to possess a collective, unified agency. Nevertheless, this view stands at odds ...
    • Creative Climate: East-West Perspectives on Art, Nature, and the Expressive Body 

      Schultz, Lucy (University of Oregon, 2014-09-29)
      This dissertation defends the need for a renewed conception of nature as seen through the lens of an artist. By exploring how the relationship between art and nature has been conceived by 19th and 20th century European and ...
    • The Echo of God's Laughter: Aesthetic Experience and the Virtue of Openness within a Pragmatist Ethics 

      Rodriguez, Aaron (University of Oregon, 2014-09-29)
      Immanuel Kant's claim that morality is a matter of rational judgment is perhaps the apotheosis of a tradition within ethical philosophy that sought certainty with regards to how one ought to live or what one should to do ...
    • Educating for the Future: A Freirean Response to Accountability in Higher Education 

      Thomson, Andrew James, 1985- (University of Oregon, 2010-12)
      The system of higher education in the United States suffers from deficits in several generally agreed-upon categories, including affordability, access, effectiveness of teaching and learning, and usefulness of degrees ...
    • Educational Praxis in Plato and Aristotle 

      Emmick, Christopher, 1980- (University of Oregon, 2007-12)
      Philosophy of education should be unfolded alongside a deep understanding of how critical thinking transforms the student/teacher relation as a form of philosophic praxis. This account primarily draws on the philosophic ...
    • Embodiment and Agency: The Concept of Growth in John Dewey's Philosophy of Education 

      Caldwell, Elizabeth (University of Oregon, 2012)
      This project takes up recent literature exploring intersections between embodiment theory and education research. I bring these literatures together around an interpretation of the concept of growth from John Dewey's work ...
    • Enslaved to the Species: The Confluence of Animality, Immanence, and the Female Body in Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex 

      Brown, Lori Jean, 1968- (University of Oregon, 2008-12)
      In The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir uses enslavement to the species to shape her concepts of animality, the female body, and immanence. The connection of these ~oncepts to reproductive processes links them together in ...
    • The Ethics of Ambivalence: Maternity, Intersubjectivity and Ethics in Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Beauvoir 

      Adams, Sarah LaChance, 1975- (University of Oregon, 2011-06)
      My dissertation is an existential-phenomenological account of human relations and ethics in dialogue with feminist care ethics. Using the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Simone de Beauvoir, I describe ...
    • A Feminist Philosophical Critique of Domestic Mediation (ADR) Practices in the United States: Realizing Mary Parker Follett's Theory of Empowerment 

      Sukovaty, Beckey D. (University of Oregon, 2008-09)
      This thesis identifies four major problems facing the Altemative Dispute Resolution profession-especially domestic mediation-and proposes constructive solutions using ADR pioneer and feminist-pragmatist philosopher Mary ...
    • Gender and Time 

      Burke, Megan (University of Oregon, 2015-08-18)
      This dissertation examines how gender and temporality are co-constitutive of one another and what temporalities underlie the actuality of gendered life. I weave together the insights of feminist phenomenology and feminist ...
    • 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 ...
    • Impossible and Necessary: The Problem of Luck and the Promise of Kindness 

      Lundquist, Caroline (University of Oregon, 2013-10-03)
      My dissertation explores the promise of kindness as a response to the problem of luck which confronts both ancient and modern visions of the moral life. A rich articulation of kindness in the light of historical moral ...
    • The Just Distance: A New Biomedical Principle 

      Qualtere-Burcher, Paul, 1963- (University of Oregon, 2008-12)
      This work argues that the principle of autonomy set forth in the Principalist theory of biomedical ethics should be replaced by "the just distance"-a concept first suggested by Paul Ricoeur. Beginning with the prevailing ...
    • 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 ...