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    • Cartesian Dualism and the Problem of Interaction 

      Gaschen, Paul (2018-05-21)
      There are numerous ways to consider the form and essence of humans. This is no less true in the discipline of philosophy. In general, philosophers consider the human in two different ways: either through materialism or ...
    • God, Contingent Entities, and the Afterlife 

      Fields, Jay
      In this thesis I attempt to provide an original argument for the continuance of each individual human person past physical death. I do this by describing the relationship between God and everything in the world that is ...
    • How to be a Libertarian 

      Sandridge, Shannon (2017-05-24)
      Can we give an account of free will in terms of the same kind of causal relations that govern all other interactions? I claim we cannot. In what follows, I outline the strongest account of free will of this kind. I then ...
    • Inevitabilism: Hope for the Salvation of All 

      Furlong, Micah (2017-12-01)
      In this thesis, I establish an argument that a subset of free will universalism I call “Inevitabilism” is the best orthodox Christian response to the problem of hell from a biblical and philosophical perspective, and defend ...
    • A Natural Signs Approach to the Argument from Desire 

      Davis, Ashley (2012-05-06)
      C.S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity that “If I find in myself a desire that no experience in this world can satisfy, the best possible explanation is that I was made for another world.” From this experience of desire for ...
    • A Philosophical Analysis of Petitionary Prayer 

      Haas, Lauren (2013-05-24)
      In this paper, I present a philosophical analysis of petitionary prayer, from the perspective of one who engages in petitionary prayer on a regular basis. This paper looks at the basis for petitionary prayer from the ...
    • A Philosophical Guide to Practicing Medicine: Analyzing Phenomenological, Evolutionary, and Barthian/Thomist Approaches to Medical Practice 

      Holton, Nicholas
      U.S. medical students generally graduate with the same collective knowledge of medicine. Each student goes through a block of textbook basic sciences and then a block of clinical education. What separates doctors is not ...
    • A Priori Laws and the External World 

      Byrd, Cameron (2012-05-03)
      This thesis demonstrates that any interpretation of the status of ‘mind-independent reality’ or ‘the external world’ in Kant’s transcendental idealism is incomplete if it fails to account for the metaphysical implications ...
    • Proportioning Theistic Belief: Approaches to Faith, Reason, and Evidence 

      Kappelmann, Kirsten Marie (2014-06-02)
      To what extent should belief that God exists be proportioned to the evidence for such a claim? Possible responses to this question range from positions in which theistic belief requires no evidence to be rational to positions ...
    • The Socratic Circle: An Unorthodox Reflection on Death, Church, and the Mind-Body Problem 

      McGee, Landon (2016-08-10)
      This thesis explores the philosophical issues of Philosophy of Mind through the lens of a fictional memoir. The memoir revolves around a young intellectual named Skylar and tracks the evolution of his thoughts as he ...
    • The Zombie Argument and Its Implications for Naturalism 

      Averitt, Autumn S. (2014-06-02)
      In the discipline of philosophy today, the nature of consciousness is an extremely popular topic. Additionally, there is a general consensus on the truth of naturalism. This thesis investigates whether a naturalist conception ...