The mission of the UMSL Philosophy Department is to explore and advance the claims of our discipline by producing innovative research, teaching, and service. Our faculty publish their research in highly selective journals, addressing both traditional philosophical problems and diverse present-day applications. They teach courses that engage and empower traditional and non-traditional students, with an instructional menu that serves casual students, undergraduate majors and minors, and masters candidates. And they serve wider constituencies by participating in a variety of learned societies and in public conferences, forums, and colloquia, offering analysis and debate that promises deeper understanding of today's pressing issues. Together these departmental activities further our campus status as a premier public metropolitan research university.

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Theses from 2006

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Evolutionary Implications on Contextualism, John Mark Gowan

Can Cobb Integrate Dharmakīrti?, Colleen Keating

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Two Contemporary Approaches To The Individuation Of Concrete Particulars: Why A Substance Theory Is A Stronger Account, Nicholas Paul Spitzer

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Durationalism: Temporalism and Eternalism, Adam Patrick Taylor

Theses from 2004

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Distinguishing Metaphysical From Epistemological Randomness, Andrew Michael Johnson