Theses from 2023


Defining Creativity and Its Role in Marx's Philosophy, Carlos Avila


"Auto"-Exploitation: A Marxist Examination of Self-Driving Cars, Parker DuVall


Avicenna's Doctrine of Emanation and the Sphere of the Heavens, Brian C. Manere


Wild Wild Country: Netflix, Orientalism, and the Guru, E. K. D. Wood

Theses from 2022


Transformations of Hanbok in the Age of Hallyu: Fashion, Cultural Hybridization, and the Construction of Vernacular Korean Nationalism, Katharine V. Smith


The Concept of Grief: A Phenomenological Account with Continual Reference to Kierkegaard, Nathan Sweetman

Theses from 2021


Rule-Following, Enculturation, and Normative Identity, Nicholas Odom


The Lived Experience of Chronic Pain: On the Contributions of Phenomenology in Understanding Chronic Pain Disorders, Riley C. Smith

Theses from 2020


Rethinking Causality: Thomas Aquinas' Argument From Motion & the Kalām Cosmological Argument, Derwin Sánchez Jr.

Theses from 2019


Culture, Power, and Control: A Discussion of Autonomy and Responsibility, Loren A. Alonso


An Ecofeminist Analysis of the Ready-made Garment Industry in Bangladesh, Yasmin Fakhoury


The Metaphysics of the Collective Unconscious, Oscar B. Jablon


Collective Nobility: Spinoza and the Politics of Emotion, Ethan K. Uhlig

Theses from 2018


The Power in Multiplying: Growth in New Religious Movements, Nicole Wrobel

Theses from 2017


Faith in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Star Wars as Religion, Darryl B. Hunter II


Flocks, Swarms, Crowds, and Societies: On the Scope and Limits of Cognition, Zachariah A. Neemeh

Theses from 2016


Situating Political Obligation in Political Ontology: Ethical Marxism and the Embedded Self, Chris A. Chambers


The History of Inequality in Education and the Question of Equality Versus Adequacy, Diana Carol Dominguez


Process and Mind: Exploring the Relationship Between Process Philosophy and the Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Science of Cognition, Larry A. Moralez

Theses/Dissertations from 2015


The Death Penalty Debate: A Critical Examination of the Moral Justifications for Capital Punishment, Whitley Mann

Theses/Dissertations from 2014


Deconstructing Presence: Rethinking the Intentionality of the Subject on the Basis of the Existentiality of Dasein, Edgar Diaz


The Incompatibility of Freedom of the Will and Anthropological Physicalism, Ariel Gonzalez


Positive Individualism, Rebecca Perdomo


Levinas on the 'Origin' of Justice: Kant, Heidegger, and a Communal Structure of Difference, Olga Tomasello

Theses/Dissertations from 2013


The relationship between consciousness and intentionality, Jordan Bell


Direct Reference and Empty Names, Benjamin Cook


The Meaning of Being in Speech: Language, Narrative, and Thought, Leah Kaplan


Upbuilding Oppositions: Kierkegaard, Camus, and the Philosophy of Love, Jesus Luzardo


Reason Leads: A Reconciliation in Ethics, Stephen Oldham

Theses/Dissertations from 2012


A marxian concept of human nature in defense of alienation a revolutionary exegesis of a revolutionary philosophy, Christopher Byron


Story lines moving through the multiple imagined communities of an asian-/american-/feminist body, Athia Choudhury


Art as a questioning process, Elizabeth Perez


The nature of love a phenomenological approach, Samantha Schroeder


American revolutionary thinkers unjust wars, limited government and natural rights, Adam Spera


My peace i give unto you christianity's critique of roman and american exceptionalism, Ryan Tindall


Resurrecting Inanna: lament, gender, transgression, Kimberly Torres


Navigating authenticity in the age of the internet a phenomenological exploration of the existential effects of social media, Douglas Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2011


Aristotle on mind, Rachel R. Adams


Two conceptions of the mind, Benjamin J. Aguda


A critical phenomenology of civilization, J. C. Brinson


Mindfulness and authentic creativity developing a healthy lifestyle, Brittany B. Cockrell


Ethics in a shrinking world exploring the ethical implications of the proliferation of technology on world hunger, Kevin M. Dupree


How am I not myself? a semiotic analysis of images, Michael G. Main


Paul Verhoeven, media manipulation, and hyper-reality, Emmanuel William Malchiodi


Critical white feminism interrogating privilege, whiteness, and antiracism in feminist theory, Caroline McFadden

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Faith as an interpretation of an ultimate concern which engenders an authentic trust within the faithful : clarifying the concept of faith through the works of Paul Tillich, John Hick and Robert Solomon, Jessica A. Fredeman

Emotion and knowing : being attuned to the world, Carter M. Hardy

The role of magician and philosopher in society : the archetype of wonder and its cognitive implications in modern life, Konstantin Kimlat

Ethical applications of free culture applied for art education : piloting chinavine as an interactive model, Jonathan E. Lederman

"That Boy Ain't Right": How Disruptive Male Characters in Sitcom Satires Can Reinforce Normative Gender and Sexuality for the Dominant Audience, Sarah M. Nowak

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

Epistemic rights and responsibilities in the age of the patriot act, Irina Gallagher

The way to freedom in existential philosophy, Benjamin B. Knob

Toward 'another cartography' : border negotiations with artists Frida Kahlo and Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Megan Peck

Degrees of Freedom and Responsibility: How Consciousness Impinges on Action, Tristan Reiniers

Redefining identities in art through Santeria, Wendy Sanchez

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

The man and the creation : an inquiry into the modern fascination of king Tutankhamun, Sarah A. Doerr

Alexander the Great : anointed with lighting, Michael T. Jahosky

Drunk on new wine : Dionysian transformation and nascent Christianity, Jonathan J. Koscheski


Redefining Art as an Experience, Pedro Zasciurinskis Lopes

A comparison : the motives and practices of Western and Maasai culture, Daniel J. Razzano

On the moral relevance of nonhuman animals, Erin A. Rullo

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

In Support of Lynn White: Rethinking Christian Theology in light of the Ecological Crisis, Stephanie Cato

Civilized Dancing: The Evolution of Ballroom Dancing from African Trance and Folk Dance, Patsy Holden

On Surfing Films: An Aesthetic Study, John Storm

Musical Spirituality: The Transformative Power of Popular Music, Seth Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

Different Bodies, Different Selves: The Role of Physical Disability in the Formation of Personal Identity, John Anderson

The Best of All Possible Worlds Contains Evil: An Examination and Defense of Leibniz's Arguments that This Is the Best of All Possible Worlds, Joseph Anderson

Paradoxes of the American Megachurch, Matthew Fisk

Resplendent Ares: Critical Analysis of the Modernist Discourse of Mars, Jae Jerkins

Following a Religion without Religion: Is Derrida's Concept of "Pure Forgiveness" Merely and Impossible Dream?, Corey Stewart

Popularizing Philosophy Through Fiction and Popular Media: A Review and Analysis, Kellen Voss

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

Christian Nation: Evaluating the Claims of the New Christian Right, Kimberly Bevis

Kohlberg and the Social Contract: Human Moral Development In Light of Various Formulations of Social Contract Theory, Ryan Martin

Neo-Orientalism in Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations and the Post-Colonial Response, Fatima Maxwell

Post-Pragmatic Ethics: Consequences of Neopragmatism on Truth in Ethics, Peter Olen

Practical Sexual Responsibility and Self-Control: A Foucaultian Analysis of Contemporary HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs, N. Anthony Palumbo

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

Opposing Conceptions of Freedom In America: A Historical and Contemporary Investigation, Colin Moore

Defending the Personhood of Artificial Intelligence, Jennifer Persell

Three Feminist Artists Respond to The Last Supper, Wendy Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

A dialectical discussion of Jean-Paul Sartre's concept of freedom and contemporary suicide bombers, Katharine Lacefield

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

An analysis of christian morality : inconsistency and self-interest, Elizabeth J. Bishop

Beyond misogyny : Penelope and Clytaemnestra as paradigms for society, Mitzi R. Stone

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

The problem with the problem of evil, Kevin W. Clark

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

Life as a red blood cell in the artery of a cyborg, Steven M. Mason

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

The 7th to haight : the language game exposed, David A. Huffaker