Browsing Undergraduate Honors Theses and Student papers by Duke Department "Philosophy"

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  • Metz, Joseph (2012)
    We do not want arbitrariness in our moral judgments. In the first half of my thesis, I will discuss moral luck and the problem it poses for assigning moral responsibility in a non-arbitrary manner. Once I have discussed ...
  • Fishman, Daniel (2013-04-25)
    Nietzsche’s dual interest in philosophy and poetry has major ramifications for the both the style and content of Nietzsche’s philosophy. Though most modern philosophical texts consider clarity of argument to be a prime ...
  • Dong, Rae (2011-06-20)
    In this paper, I explore the historical and contemporary conceptions of paternalism, and consider the role that paternalistic action should play in medical decision-making. Principally, I argue that while liberty and ...
  • Gibson, Marcus (2013-11-21)
    The motivation for my honors thesis springs from our often irresolvable disagreements about moral and political issues in the public square: issues ranging from educational and economic reform to health care and immigration ...