This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Philosophy. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Epistemically Detrimental Dissent in Climate Science, Iheanyi Amadi

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How Should we Conceptualize Moral Disagreements about Animals?, Kristian Cantens

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Sharing Nature: Rival Visions of Environmental Discourse, Charles B. Hayes

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Better Talking Heads: Concerning Fuller "Experience" in Environmental Philosophy, Christina Bovinette

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A Case for Untrammeledness as the Foundational Goal of Wilderness Management, Robert A. McGlothlin

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DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE: THE WHAT, HOW, AND WHO OF CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY, Jason F. Moeller

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Cultivating Wildness, Christopher Reed

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Wilderness and Epistemic Wildness, John T. Stanfield

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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RESTORATION AS CARING PRACTICE: A RELATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON ECOLOGICAL RECOVERY, Daniel Avery Congdon

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Ecology and Engagement: The Importance of Direct Experience of Nature in Culture and Scholarship, Chris Baldwin Humm

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A WORKING RELATIONSHIP: AN ACCOUNT CONCERNING WENDELL BERRY'S CONVERSATIONAL APPROACH TO FARMING, Nicholas Brian Redig

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Care and Companionism: Animal Ethics at the End of Life, Casie Jean Dunleavy

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CLIMATE AS ASSEMBLAGE: IMAGINING AN ECOLOGICAL METAPHYSIC, Andrea Rae Gammon

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The Moral Layers of Fracking: From Basic Rights and Obligations to Human Flourishing, Angela L. Hotaling

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Reconceiving Romantic Agency: A Question Concerning Its Extent, Richard Edward Swatek

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Whole-Nature: Integrating Science and Eco-Phenomenology, Bartholomew Patrick Walsh

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Aesthetic Appreciation of the Natural Environment: Scientific Knowledge & the Extension from Aesthetics to Ethics, John K. Hays

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Society and Superior Individuals: On the Social Concerns in Nietzschean Virtue Ethics, Andrew Theodore Soderlund

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Bernard Williams on Coercion and Reasons for Action, Joseph Stephenson

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Constitutionalizing Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in the New Millenium, Katherine Virginia Aldrich

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What is Orientation in Reality? A Philosophical Exploration of Technology, Placement, Enchantment and Wonder, Patrick Maurice Burke

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Discovering Orientation between Theory and Narrative, Maxwell Haus Clark

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The Social Benefits of Wilderness, Michael Joseph Aloi

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Beyond Wilderness: Wildness as a Guiding Ideal, Christopher James Dunn

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Guidelines for a Pluralist Society: Could Rawls Help with Struggles Over Identity, Blake Benjamin Francis

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Invisible Woman, Kristin Deanne Howe

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The Traditional Wilderness Conception, Postmodern Cultural Constructionism and the Importance of Physical Environments, Matthew Adam Gray

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Shame, Guilt and Society's Conception of Sex, Hailey M. Magsig

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Transcendental Idealism, Transcendental Realism, and the Possibility of Objective Reference, Eric Dane Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Feminist Theories of Autonomy and their Implications for Rape Law Reform, Beth Ann Headley

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An Application and Defense of Ronald Dworkin's Theory of Adjudication, Vincent William Wisniewski Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Closing the divide between negative and positive conceptions of liberty: How contemporary American speech doctrines reconcile the classical ideal of liberty with the reality of social intolerance, Justin Jay Fontenot

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Arendtian contributions to liberal political theory, Sarah M. McGrath

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Between facts and Utopia: Habermas and Benhabib from deliberative democracy to democratic deficits, Drew Robert Du Bois

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Problem of reductionism in morality, Timothy M. Iudicello

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Conditions for the justifiability of copyright as property in novel expressions, Jason M. Wiener

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Assessment of the Dworkin-Hart debate, Michael B. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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The forest seer, David H. Gordon

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Contemporary philosophical naturalism: In concept and critique, James Carlin Watson

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Speculation's despair: Kierkegaard's prank on Hegel in "The Sickness Unto Death", Linda Basilicato

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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An examination of revisionist theories in criminal insanity jurisprudence, Jacob Reeves Camp

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The Theme of rest in the works of Saint Augustine, Thomas J. Hesse

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Toward an understanding of genetic information within society: Three essays, Jason E. Burrows

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On the way to a vision of situated cognition through Heidegger's concept of being-in-the-world, Matt Granger

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Issues in information technology, Bill Hook

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Without horizon| Encountering Shoah testimony, Clark Chatlain

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Terror and indifference: The device paradigm and the Nicaraguan Contra War, Gus Glaser

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Tri-relational view of human agency, Jeffrey Scott Pflug

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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In defense of Ethical Naturalism, David Roberts

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Three essays in conversational ethics, Scott Forrest Aikin

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Interiority control and anarchy: Reading Anti-Oedipus politically, Matthew Tunno

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Friendship and knowledge in the "Theaetetus", Mary Karol Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Performing the body, Katarzyna Marciniak

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Women's philosophical voice expression and inquiry: Explorations in medieval mysticism performance art and ecological feminism, Anne-Marie Lombardi

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Explorations in form: Revisioning philosophic methodology, Lisa Gerber

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Virtues in medicine, John Root Stone

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Consumption: Wasting through appearance, Peter J. Chmielewski

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Witnessing the exterior| Blanchot and the impossibility of writing, Philip John Maloney

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Ecofeminist explorations, Janet Henderson

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Three essays in political cultural and legal philosophy, Nickola Lee Pazderic

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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Critical theory of Herbert Marcuse: An inquiry into the possibility of human happiness, Michael W. Dahlem

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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Three essays in American jurisprudence, Dennis NettikSimmons

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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Law and principle, James L. Maher

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Egoism morality and justice, Dale R. Mrkich

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Sartre and Marx on alienation: An analysis and comparison of their theories, Sean M. O'Brien

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Wild mind primal mind, Jay Hansford Vest

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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Heidegger and the sense of freedom: The formal and the substantive approach to freedom in light of the development of Heidegger's thought, Douglas E. Pierce

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

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Emergence of Heidegger's philosophy of technology in Being and time, Douglas V. Radandt

Theses/Dissertations from 1981

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Reflections on instrumental reason and artistic labor, Craig Howard

Theses/Dissertations from 1980

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Three papers addressing the role of poetic language in painting and literature, James Hatley

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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Family in the corporate state, Sandra Margrethe Gudmundsen

Theses/Dissertations from 1977

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Reflections on language, Michael Don Palmer

Theses/Dissertations from 1976

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Ceremony of innocence is forgotten: Meaning is useless but necessary, Timothy Edward Carey

Theses/Dissertations from 1975

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Fascism the technological rationality and monopoly capital, Jan Konigsberg

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The crisis of meaning in technology, John Lingner

Theses/Dissertations from 1974

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Phenomenology of diving (a being drawn), Marshall L. Griffith

Theses/Dissertations from 1973

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Ontological status of the archetypal image, Ted Jordan Meredith

Theses/Dissertations from 1970

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Aristotle's doctrine of inherence, James Willard Allard

Theses/Dissertations from 1965

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Critique of Jean-Paul Sartre's theory of the ego, Richard Hood Holmes

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Contribution of Martin Luther to the concept of individual liberty and its antecedents, Roderick J. Johnson

Theses/Dissertations from 1962

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Study of Saint Augustine's "Confessions", William Robert Dougherty

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Hume - Kierkegaard - Nietzsche on existence and existential epistemology, Alvin D. Mattson

Theses/Dissertations from 1954

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Study of inter-modalities: Perceptual after-effects, William Lawrence Mola

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Effect of set on the estimation of time, Gerald A. Sullivan

Theses/Dissertations from 1953

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Hue in the Rorschach: An investigation into the relative significance of blue and green versus the red orange and yellow responses, Betty Wahlstedt

Theses/Dissertations from 1951

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Analysis of personality characteristics of "drop out" students at Montana State University, Anna Jean Hanson

Theses/Dissertations from 1950

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Analysis of the relationship between performance on the Mf scale of the Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory and the Strong vocational interest blank for men, Walter M. Mitchell

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Investigation of the brightness variable in figural after-effect, William Duane Robinson

Theses/Dissertations from 1948

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Investigation of the effect of color upon scores made on the block design test of the Wechsler-Bellevue Intelligence Scale, Edwin Gordon Kellner

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Attempt to measure egoistic and selfless factors in personality through the use of a self-rating scale, Richard Alan Lake

Theses/Dissertations from 1947

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Comparison of adjustment ratings on the Rorschach and thematic apperception test, Frances Carol Haynes

Theses/Dissertations from 1943

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Validity of self estimated interests, Camilla Fox McCormick

Theses/Dissertations from 1942

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Judging characteristics of feeblemindedness, Ruth P. McIntyre

Theses/Dissertations from 1938

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An investigation of periods of arrested development in learning curves, Leo Charles Maney