Senior Thesis Authors

Carmick, Therese
The Postmodern Question: Art Without Beauty
 
Choi, Kyung S.
Capitalist Spirituality
 
Rorty, Richard
Universality or Moral Sentiment: The Ethics of Cardinal Ratzinger, Jurgen Habermas and Riachrd Rorty
 
Diernger, Tara
The Teleology of Evolution
 
Galletta, Olivia
Nagarjuna: An Evaluation of Buddhist Universal Truth, Nihilism, and Semantic Non-Dualism
 
Jacobs, Kirstyn
Divisions in Natural Law: An Argument for the Exclusion of the New Natural Law Theory
 
Messenger, Zachery
The Aesthetic Values of Instrumental Music
 
Padilla, Alexandra
Religion of Love?
Coon, Garrett
Libert, Justice, Equality: The Promise of a Guaranteed Minimum Income
 
Denning, Matthew
A Reconsideration of Existential Nihilism
 
Garguiulo, Whitney
Defining the Moral Permissibility of Suicide and Self-Sacrifice as Determined by Christianity and Japanese Buddhism
 
Gilbert, Jesse
A Critique of the Second Axial Age
 
Hambline, Jack
Daoism and Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life
 
Lee, Esther
Our Moral Obligation Towards Non-Human Animals Used For Food and Fur
 
O'Day, Ashley
Introspection is not Dead: The Endurance of the Concept as a Tool of the Scientific. A Human Understanding Through Time and Psychological Scrutiny
 
Roundy, Norman
After Contingency
 
Westerbur, Summer
The Relationship Between Economic and Political Inequality Following the American Psychological Associations Guidelines
 
Walker, Edward
Kant and the Cognitive Framework: A Capacity for an Infinite Number of Experimental Relations
 
Wicker, Sarah
Cognition: Culminations of Artificial and Natural Experience in the Modern World
Emerson, Nathan
Concerning the Problem of Language
 
Fuentes, Andrea J.
The Ethical Dilemma of Supererogation
Behr, Tara Rae
Virtue Ethics: Our Vulnerable Nature
 
Blush, Justin
Language and the Individual Within Society: An Inquiry into Linguistic and the Radical Equality that Lies Within
 
Burley, Dean
The Existence of Spirituality in Modern Bushido
 
Cornwell, Cosette
Is Suicide Justifiable
 
Dwelis, Mark
The Cure
 
Foltz, Brian
The Existence of Self
 
Guzman, Andrew
The Philosophy of Selfishness
 
Liese, Tyson
The Methodology of American Democracy
 
Medina, Raul Alejandro
Attaining Freedom Through Consciousness
 
Schmidt, Kevin K.
The Ethical Implications and Permissibility of Financial Incentives and Markets for Living-Donor Organ Donation
 
Sanders, Kelly
What Makes Good Behavior and Action?
 
Winter, Ryan
Philosophizing with a Shovel: Digging up the Conceptual Analysis of Western Anthropocentrism
 
Woods, John
Moving from Certainty to Uncertainty
 
Zahler, Ryan
Applying Stoic Philosophy to Alleviate the Fear of Death and Sadness
Alvarez, Jessica
The World Is Other People: An Exploration of Existentialist Ethics
 
Eaton, Steve
Dogs and Cats in the Library
 
Harnar, W. Greg
Cognitive Dissonance and Self-Deception
 
Ramsay, Phillip
Plato, Thomas Jefferson, and the Freedom of Speech
 
Tabib, Mia Laleh
Intuition: a philosophical discussion
Bishop, Alec
Social Gadfly: Socratic Influence on the Role of the Philosopher in Society
 
Bucifal, Kristina
Acknowledging Suicide as More than Being Condemned
 
Chroneos, Lauren May
Exhibit "A"-poptosis: Death as Biological
 
Clay, Hannah Elizabeth
The Gay's Science
 
Coomes, Russell Lee
Digital Authenticity: An Existential Critique of Emerging Technologies
 
Dine, Taylor
Perspectives and Knowledge: A Comparative Analysis of Plato's Allegory of the Cave
 
Jayde, Yunique Matchem
Morality's Evolution to Practicality: An Analysis of the Historical and Contemporary Theories of Social Contract
 
Lee, Michael
Philosophy and Science Fiction
 
Nichols, Samuel
Returning to Primitive Christianity
Acharamowicz, Kellyanne T.
The United States of America Government Fails in the Prevention of Suicide to Military Service Members and Veterans
 
Brockell, Alec
Moral Error Theory, Ethical Nihilism and Moral Absolutism
 
Coleman, Easton
On Freedom
 
Hampton, Lucas
An Investigation of the Emergence of Symbolic Behavior
 
Mikulas, Robert (Bobby) W.
The Communal Epoche:  A Means of Affirming, Rejecting, or Refining Beliefs
 
Sanchez, Michael
LGBTQ Topics in Public Education
 
Sells, Sam
Forging Forgiving Friendships
 
Sullivan, Patrick
The Irreducible Dimension: Phenomenology of the Self
Brown, Michael Timothy
On Obligations to Interventions: Ethical Justifications to Provide Aid
 
Conly, Andrew
Criminal Cannabis: An Historical Overview of the Legality of Marijuana with Practical and Philosophical Grounds for Reevaluation
 
Haddock, Rachel
Philosophical Landscapes of Flesh and Spirit
 
Montecalvo, Christina Marie Curry
Dark Optimism: Buddhism and Existentialism on Awakening and Authentic Ethics
 
Wuol, Duop Chak
The Clash of Philosophical Doctrines in Non-Democratic African States
Eslinger, Linda
My Bikeride to Nowhere
 
Frazier, Daniel J.
Toward the Use of Quantum Mechanics in Ethical Theory
 
McDavid, Patrick
Spoken Worlds: Language and Culture's Creation of Reality
 
Laput, Alex
The Dichotomy Between Mind and Body in Contemporary Medecine: Viewpoints, Problems, and Resolutions
 
Peterson, Rachel Joy
Helen of Troy: Beauty, Terrible Beauty!
 
Davidson, Aaron
A Study in the Effects of Name Dropping and Usage of Philosophical Jargon on Student Success. Or The Epistemologies of Kant and Nietzsche. The Insufferable Effects of Transcendental Nihilism
 
Foote, Spencer
Relationship Theory: From the Social Contract to Everyday Relationships
 
Kent, Steffani, M.
The Place of Rational Intuition in Philosophical Inquiry
 
Reynolds, Polina
The Precautionary Principle: A Vital Contribution to Resolving the GMO Dilemma
Menkhus, Rebecca
Serious Side Effects May Occur: The Problem with Direct-To-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs
 
Asakawa, Joann
Alleviating Religious Conflict: Rethinking Religion in a Postmodern Context
 
Hinkenhouse, Rebecca
Abortion: An Ethical Decision
 
Jeffery, George Brandon
A Thesis on the Philosophical Examination of Homosexuality
 
Law, David
Beyond the Metanarrative: Science in Heterogeneity
 
McDonnell, Timothy R.
Virtual Reality and Social Networking: A Buddhist Approach
 
Salas, Noel
Language: A Social Control
 
Spence, Katie
Bridging the Divide in Analytic and Continental Philosophy
 
Taylor, Hannah Katharine
From Apathy to Ataraxia: How Epicurus Can Save Our World
Anderson, Andrew
Moral Virtue and the New Global Healthcare Environment
 
Avila, Jenny
The Cycle of Immortality
 
Burton, Joseph
An Argument for Political Change: The Revolutionary Proletariat of Difference
 
Huff, Jonathan
Collision of Universals
 
Kramer, Brian
Free Will and Christian Theology: Redefining Omniscience
 
Norris, Adrian
The Worth of Data: Understanding Dignity in the Digital Paradigm
 
Overmann, Leee
Epistemology and Cognitive Science: An Inquiry into Values Cognition
 
Perez, Augi
The Enigma of Hope, Optimism, and Non-Attachment: From the Standpoint of Stoics and Buddhism
 
Vawter, Robb
Naming the Unnamed: Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, and the Creation of Meaning
 
Wambold, Tristan
Compassion and Inherent Emptiness
 
Whalen, Travis
Embodied Meditation Practices and the Analects of Confucius
 
Wokurka, Brian
Mirror and Image: Symbolic Imagery in the Enneads of Plotinus
Curphy, Chelsea
The Will to Survive
 
Norris, Kumeko
An Argument for Balance
 
Philips, Amber
The Crisis of Modernity
 
Swinger, Rachel
Facing Death
Alaridd, Dustin
What Indeed Does Athens Have to Do With Jerusalem?
 
Guzman, Richard
Which Gospel Came First: Matthew or Mark?
 
Hjelmstad, Christine
Seeking the Immortal Soul
 
Hildgedick, Jamie
Fundamentalist Controversy
 
Lidstone, John
The Relationships of Life
 
Serra, Nathaniel
Mysticism: Out of Reach of Philosophy
 
Weidinger, Matthew
A Time for War: Ethical and Moral Concerns Within the Sphere of Modern Warfare
Anderson, Elizabeth
Chews Wisely: An Analysis Concerning Agricultural Production and Regulation
 
Eavenson, April Claire
Everydayness: Phenomenology, Language, and the Subtleties of Communication
 
Owens, Cecelia
Population Eschatology
Adams, Jim
The Luminous Ocean of Knowing and the Wise Knower of Now
 
Bounds, Phillip
Matter of Meaning: An Investigation in Materialism, Free Will, and Meaning
 
Ellison, Stacie
A Third Treatise: Re-evaluating Locke’s Theory of Property
 
CMartin, Sarah
Get the Balance Right: Dismantling the Conscious Mind to Create Unity
 
Mauss, Melanie
Anorexic Nation: How Dualism Has Exploited Feminism to Result in Anorexia Nervosa in the United States
 
Parrish, Meagan
A Reflection on Aesthetic Thought
 
Plush, James
Existentialism and Utilitarianism: The Foundations of a New Ethical System
 
Schultz, Raymond
Refuting Traditions: Applications of Dialectics to the Gene
Foster, Jesse
When Harry Met Sally: A Cognitive Exploration Indexing Their Beliefs—and Yours
 
McLean, Traci
Environmental Aesthetics
 
Rush, Michael
Mindful Materialization: A Bridge Back to the Self
Bernal, Jose
Calvin's Baby Talk
 
Cook, Chase
Putting the “Me” Back in Treatment: Philosophically Validating a Holistic Approach to Psychology Using Epicurus and Augustine
 
Dagg, Jason
Ethics in Dreaming
 
Davis, Johanna Campanaro
Pre-Employment Testing: Unethical and Unnecessary
 
DiFiore, Laura
Busting the Myth: The Use and Misuse of Myth in Historical Philosophy
 
Evans, Joseph
A Theory of Emotion in the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
 
Fonley, Heidi-Jo
Gods of the Rational and Empirical: An Investigation of Descartes and Hume
 
Garcia, Lana
Contemporary Art: The Manifestation of the Link Between Emotion and Reason
 
Held, Andrea
Paralyzed Souls of the Righteous
 
Higashi, Aaron
Of Roses and Rebellions: A Critical Examination of the Viability and Composition of Postmodern Atheism’s Arguments Against Established Religious Traditions of the Western World
 
Luttrell, Aaron J.P.
The Imaginary in the Realm of Philosophy
 
Matheson, Alexander
Rehabilitation in the Modern Prison System
 
Mueller, Johanna
Finding Love: A Simple Theory in a Complex World
 
Palmer, Eva
Society Mediation: From One Extreme to the Other
 
Parkhurst, Travis
Tearing Down the Illusion of the Non-Self: Arguments Against Buddhist Non-Self Theory
 
Paul, dTabitha
Closed Into Religion: Individual Preference in a Rural System
 
Reed IV, George Giff
Let’s Hug This Out: Reconciling Derrida’s Deconstruction with Evangelical Christianity
 
Sharkey, Alex B.
The Philosopher’s Guide of Poker: Existing Outside the Modern Paradigm
 
Siebert, M. Nate
The Question of Reference
 
Sparks, Jonathan
I Feel, Therefore I Intuit
 
Van Gorder, Amanda
The Moral Question
 
Worden, Jennifer:
Militant Islam V. the World
Detwiler, James
Plato's Soul: Redefining the Attributes
 
Marshall, Cassandra
Analysis of the Contemporary Human-Equine Relationship
 
Myers, Paul
Assumptions of Just-War Theory and Its Failure at Global Application
 
Ngugen, Jennifer
Philosophy for Children: Kids and Their Capacities Towards Moral Thought and Philosophical Ideas
 
Raymond, Mary
Disabled Perception in Special Education
 
Taylor, Corinne
The End of the World …As We Know It
 
Tyler, Janeal
Identity
Beckmann, Kathryn
Reality and the Limitations Imposed by perception and Subjectivity
 
Bibler, Jason
The Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: An Analysis of Infallibility, Immutability, and Truth
 
Brewer, Charita
Standardization: Moving Away from Practical Learning and Philosophy
 
Cowles, Jordan
The Positive Limitations of the Role of Solitude in Literature
 
Hagan, Catherine
Liberation Theology: A Critique of Marxist Catholicism as Prescription for Revolution
 
Kiper, Jordan
Defining Peace
 
Kulpinski, Benjamin
The Transmission of Truth with Formal Systems and Language
 
Sprung, Melissa
Memorials: Abstract Versus Realistic Depictions
 
Takahashi, Troy
Teachers Conforming to School Needs
Ellis-Frischmann,
Nina: Gregory of Nyssa:
Why His Trinitarian Doctrine Is Incomplete

Hudgens, Julia Marie
The Misogynist Myth: Friedrich Nietzsche Revisited

Lotz, Valerie
Feminist Fusion

Poole, Sabrina
Faith and Feminism--Finding a Feminist Judaism
Best, Jonathan
A Hobo in a Monk’s Robe: A Philosophical Analysis of the Beat Generation
 
Carranza, Genevieve
Secular Morality Reexamined
 
Cordova, Zach
Can One Know the Existence of God?
 
Freers, Kraig
Freers’ Precipice
Lick, Chris
An Antirealist Analysis of Truth: Progress Notwithstanding
 
Miller, Benjamin
Perpetual Revolution
 
Trotter, Chris
The Illogical Nature of God
 
Wagner, Rebecca
Renewing Civil Society: Solving the Disintegration of Political Space
Bain, Jackson Jacob
unfinished
 
Hutchison, Andrew
A Discussion Around Searle’s Chinese Room Argument: Thought and Understanding in Real-World Computation
 
Kuzma, Joseph
Model Velocity on the Autopoetic Place: An Interpretation of Spinozist Ontology
 
Mann, Brian
Existentialism and the Theatre of the Absurd: How the Existential Drama of Jean- Paul Sartre and Albert Camus is Less Existential than the Theatre of the Absurd

March, Robert
Transformation of Consciousness Using Buddhist Principles to Alleviate Affliction States of Mind
 
Sparks, Ryan Andrew
Hegel on the Value of Art
 
Szczepanski, Danielle Marie
Only God Can Judge Me: The Use of Religion for Violence
 
Weller, II, Richard Thomas
Polyamory and the Weed of Patriarchy
Burkart, Andy
Time: An Introduction and Philosophical Critique of Special Relativity
 
Butcher, Matthew Paul
Karl Jaspers and Nondualism: Transcendence, Existence, Cipher, and Foundering in Jaspers’ Existenphilosophie
 
Cummings, Zach Scott
On Libertarianism: A Critical Analysis of the Modern Political Philosophy
 
Gaffney, Meghan Suzanne
The Problem of Evil and Its Relation to the Holocaust of World War II
 
Garland, Dayna Yvonne
Patriarchical Assumptions: The Problem of Hierarchy in Monastic Buddhism and the Need for Feminist Reconceptualization
 
Holden, Mari Kim
Fairness in Competition
 
Kragel, Amy Louise
Literary Analysis of Biblical Marriage Metaphors and the Effects They Have on 21st Century Society
 
Kunimoto, Katherine
Ua Mau Ke O Ka ‘Aina Ka Pono: The Philosophy of Ancient Hawaii
 
McBrayer, Landon Marc
An Examination of the Evidential Argument from Evil with a Consideration of the Doctrine of Hell as an Example of Pointless Evil
 
Odell, Jacob William
Is Emergent Mind Theory Enough to Build Artificial Intelligence
 
Peterson, Heather
Justifying Just War Theory
 
Wagner, Naomi
Synthetic Emotion: An Exploration of Consumer Culture and the Feeling of Lack
Dunn, Joshua
Film and Time
 
Frum, Matthew Christopher
On Buddhism
 
Getchey, Kyle
In God We Trust…Man’s Solitary Quest for Freedom and Peace Within a Representative System or an Honest Debate Over the Merits of Holding Another Constitutional Convention
 
Griffin, IV, Thomas
A Revisitation of Non-Empiricism: Political Philosophy Through the Lens of Phenomenology

Ivey, Courtney
The Concept of Solitude: The Philosophical and Psychological Theories of Solitude and the Relationship to Human Knowledge
 
Kendall, Jason Robert
Fire on the Mountain: The Nyaya Pentapod as Non-Syllogistic
Alvarez-Hansen, Darla
I Am Not My Life: An Existential Analysis of the Objective Life vs. the Subjective Life Through Being, Nothingness, and Immortality
 
Boeninger, Brian Paul
The Explanatory Gap: Limits to Objectivity
 
Hodges, Linda J.
Callicott’s Land Ethic: Biotic or Biased?
 
Johnson, Amy
The Role of Government Regulation in Scientific Research: The Case of Stem-Cell Research
 
Johnson, Sarah Sawn
Unknown
 
Lucas, Jr., Tommy
Unknown
 
Munger, Jason Ruarke
An Inquiry Into Epistemology
 
Poore, Justin E.
Liberal Political Philosophy: A Historical Analysis and Comparison of Welfare and Neo-Classical Liberalism
Alvarez, Teri Louise
The Problem of Consciousness
 
Auld, Beverly
The Strict Lines of Ethics vs. the Transcendent Lines of Business: An Examination of Business Ethics
 
Busby, Luke A.
A Rose By Any Other Name
 
Hane, Jennifer Lynn
The Role of Women in Hasidism
 
Holister, Benthany
Perspectives of Women's Oppression
 
Hume, Joyce Maynard
The Difference Principle: Blueprint for Indifference?
 
Kasel, Rich
Scarcity: The Hedonistic Assumption in Science and Technology