As majors and minors, philosophy students have the opportunity to pursue honors in our department. Our process for receiving honors in the Department of Philosophy can be accessed below.
Here is a list of Honors theses written in our department.
2005 Daniel Sanderman, “Why Socrates Mocks His Interlocutors”.
2006 Ian Evans, “Conceptual Analysis and 2D Semantics”.
2007 Katherine Ritchie, “Metaphysical Vagueness and Restricted Ontology”.
2008 Benjamin Hole, “Greatness of Soul and Virtues of Ignorance”.
Matthew Braich, “Strawson and Allison on Kant’s Transcendental Idealism”.
2010 Alex von Stein, “Doxastic Voluntarism and Epistemic Norms”.
Emily Long, “The Socratic Account of Virtue’s Relation to Happiness.”
Hannah Tierney, “The Racist and the Existentialist: a Testimonial Account of the Basing Relation”.
2011 Sarah Raskoff, “Particularism and Moral Debate”.
2012 Davida Grimes, “Moral Disagreement, Moral Inquiry, and Moral Problem Solving”.
2013 Bryce Dalbey, “Representationalism and the Hard Problem of Consciousness”.
2015 Kaitlin Pettit, “An Investigation of Moral Supervenience and Projectivism from the Perspective of Burning Cats”.
2016 Molly Kiefer, “Emotional Expression in Art: The Hard Case of Non-Lyrical Music”.