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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...