Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Philosophy

Academics

Past Honors Theses

  • Gina DeSimone The Makings of a Monster: Exploring the Connection Between Mary Wollstonecraft's Philosophy and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (2015)
  • John Green Does Freedom Imply Morality?: The Understanding and Interrelation of Freedom, Action, and Morality in Kant and Nietzsche's Normative Philosophy (2015)
  • Aidan Kestigian Respect for Individuals in Theories of Criminalization (2012)
  • Kenneth Monroe Freedom and Normative Neutrality: Assessing Robert Nozick's Libertarianism (2012)
  • Christopher Speth Happiness Through Virtue: The Egoistic Reasons for Morality (2012)
  • Robert Carry Osborne The Satisfactions of Subjectivity: A Defense of Idealism (2011)
  • Sherri Lynn Conklin Blame and Moral Indifference (2010)
  • Paloma Naderi Can We Talk About Women as Women? A Philosophical Inquiry into the Feminist Essentialist Debate (2009)
  • Gabrielle Nussbaum Answers to the Tragedy of the Commons (2008)
  • Maya Milic-Strkalj Liberalism as Feminism: Martha Nussbaum's Capabilities Approach (2008)
  • Rebecca Faulkner To live or let die : a perspective on the morality of euthanizing severely handicapped infants (2006)
  • Julia Rae Felder The ideal of the moral law within : how rational beings find perfectionism in imperfect duties (2006)
  • Heather Ann Mills On the nature of persons (2006)
  • Elisabeth A. Christensen The metaphysical foundations of animal welfare (2005)
  • Carolyn Wills Death and dying in the twenty-first century : an argument for the moral permissibility of physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia (2005)
  • Trishula Oswald Responsibility, choice, and alternatives : the presuppositions of Harry Frankfurt's counterexample (2004)
  • Jessica L. Gordon HIV/AIDS in the world : a test of Western ethos (2004)
  • TeriLyn Colaluca A just perspective : a philosophical look at women's human rights, the family & justice (2001)
  • David T. Casey Negative rights and social indifference : trying to resuscitate Robert Nozick's libertarianism (2001)
  • Jennifer C. Durette Towards a science of the mind (2000)
  • Lara Edinger Kant and McTaggart on time (1998)
  • Robert M. Bosco The human rights argument (1996)
  • Michelle Ann Ripa Prodigal daughters : an ethnographic study of teenage mothers / by Michelle Ann Ripa. (1996)
  • Richmond dePeyster Talbot The ethical permissibility of procuring anencephalic infants organs before the cessation of spontaneous cardio-respiratory functions (1993)
  • Stephanie A. DiFillipo Alasdair Macintyre : the narrative unity of a human life (1990)
  • Amy R. Nelson Investigating knowledge : an analysis of Plato's Theaetetus (142a-187b) (1990)
  • Kelly. Sj√∂lander Arguments from moral and legal philosophy rejecting the justifiability of reverse discrimination (1990)
  • Katherine G. Moulton Feeding children on philosophy : Maternal thinking and Virginia Woolf (1990)
  • Elizabeth Brooke. Ward Why Kantian conceptions of morality are too demanding (1988)
  • Lisa E. Ledoux Immanuel Kant's theory of space (1985)
  • Barbara Ellen Holmes The effects of industrialization on children in the mills and mines in nineteenth century England (1985)
  • Lindsay Glickman The internal morality of adjudication : an assessment of two models (1983)
  • Monica Foulkes Reason and ends in Aristotle's Ethics (1982)
  • Beth A. Rushford Liberty and legitimacy : administrative regulation and the rule of law (1979)
  • Susan W. Klein A philosophical analysis of creativity in art (1973)
  • Suzanne Hurley The nature of political obligations (1972)
  • Carol A. Joffe Wittgenstein and the nature of logical necessity (1972)
  • Julia Benedict Newton The nature of love; a philosophical analysis of an emotion (1971)
  • Susan J. Leach On the nature of metaphor (1970)
  • Susan Barrett Matthews The nature of moral language: an explication and critical analysis of The language of morals by R.M. Hare (1969)
  • Constance H. Cavanaugh Where is there? The problem of urban identity in America (1968)
  • Ellen Ann Greengross The relevance of phenomenology: Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1968)
  • Louise M. Henn Morality as metaphysically based: an exploration into the philosophy of Samuel Alexander (1968)
  • Elizabeth L. Athey The contemporary relevancy of utopian philosophy (1968)
  • Kathleen M. McNally The implication of four Upanishads for the political theory of India (1968)
  • Hope Wilson Hindu and Buddhist concepts in T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" (1968)
  • Katherine C. Crosby The concept of time (1967)
  • Sue Marie Perrott Dasein's analysis and the question of authenticity (1967)
  • Patricia A. King The influence of six writers on the intellectual evolution of German nationalism (1963)
  • Abigail Harriet Oberlin "All good things come in threes." An explication of Hegel's doctrine of the notion (1963)
  • Tulin Mentese Kant's view of the moral law and its consequences for certain religious concepts (1962)
  • Roberta Sue Shuler The function of the fine arts in civilization (1961)
  • Catherine M. Speers Dostoyevsky's views on suffering (1961)
  • Sara G. Terry The still points and the turning world; a study of T.S. Eliot's concept of time and the relationship between the temporal and the permanent, as found in "Four Quartets" (1960)
  • Dorothy Jane Kerper The nature and significance of choice in Aristotle, Sartre and Kierkegaard (1958)
  • Nancy Ann Gattuso Order and disorder in the arts (1956)
  • Regina Catherine Bahlman The dark tower (1952)
  • Lois Caldwell Study of language (1950)
  • Carolyn Rice Creativity in ethics (1950)
  • Dorothy Soest The rational animal: a study of reason and the senses in Aristotlean and Kantian epistemology with its relation to the will in their ethics (1949)
  • Mary Elizabeth Shreve The lion and the unicorn: a study in the duality of love (1948)
  • Rebecca Dooey Philosophic background of Fascism (1939)

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