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Philosophy Honors Theses are the written presentations of research conducted under the guidance of Colby faculty by senior Philosophy majors. A bound copy of each thesis is kept in the Department library.
2011:Michael Yohai, We the Peoples of the United States: Constituting American Identities Through Pluralism and Narrative
Kevin P. Smith,
Jason Stigliano, The Conceptual Being in Contemporary Life: A Pontification
Elizabeth Coogan, Rawls and Health Care
Emily Brostek, An Impoverished Philosophy
Megan Burd, Mysticizing Philosophy
Edward F. Smith, Rationality, Warrant, and Theistic Belief
Peter K. Osborn, Lost in the Woulds: Why I am Not a Counterpart and Other Lessons from Modal Logic
John S. Brownell, Ethical and Legal Issues of Informed Consent in Medicine
Bryan P. Kessler, The Importance of the Ontological Relationship Between Absolute Spirit and Individual Minds in G.W.F. Hegel's Philosophy
Scott J. Bridges, Challenging the Laws of Thought
Dennis N. D'Angelo, If I'd Known Then What I Know Now
John S. Brunero III, Autonomy, Authority, and Discourse: Can Habermas and Mill Resolve Philosophical Anarchism?
Michael S. Barber (senior scholar), Reading Nietzsche, Reading Emerson: (Con) Texts for Creative Meaning
Paul J. Fontana, The Existence of Evil and the Problem of God
John E. Costenbader, Buddhism and the Unveiling of an Environmental Ethic