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1. Istvan, Michael A. Spinoza and the Problem of Universals: A Study and Research Guide.

Degree: 2015, Texas A&M University

This investigatory bibliographic project on Spinoza and the problem of universals draws four principal conclusions. (1) Spinoza is a realist concerning universals. Indeed, Spinoza endorses a radical form of realism known as universalism, the doctrine according to which every ontologically authentic entity is a universal. (2) Spinoza is a realist concerning universal species natures. He holds that a given species nature (such as human nature) is wholly instantiated in each species member. (3) Spinoza combines Aristotelian and Platonic realism. On the one hand, he holds that no universal is ontologically anterior to the one substance God. On the other hand, he holds that all universals with instantiations in the realm of modes are eternal forms ontologically anterior to those instantiations. (4) Spinoza?s pejorative remarks against universals are compatible with his realism. Such remarks are aimed merely at universals apprehendable by sense perception rather than pure intellect. Advisors/Committee Members: LeBuffe, Michael (advisor), Daniel, Stephen H. (advisor), Berm?dez, Jos? L. (committee member), Mize, Britt (committee member), Della Rocca, Michael (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Spinoza; Espinoza; Espinosa; Despinoza; Despinhosa; Spinozy; Spinosa; Shpinozah; Spinoze; metaphysics; universals; antirealism; nominalism; conceptualism; terminism; vocalism; tropes; properties; essences; forms; realism; common notions; universal notions; one over many; one in many; identity theory; bundle theory; immanent realism; transcendent realism; universalia ante res; universalia in rebus; universalia post res; transcendentals; transcendantaux; transscendentalen; transzendentalien; genus; species; substantial forms; exemplar; Platonism; individuation; univocity; almindelige forestillinger; universaux; universelles; universalie; universellen; universalien; allgemeinbegriffe; universalbegriffe; gattungsbegriffe; almen; almenbegreber; universeel; universali; universalia; universalier; univerz?lie; egyetemesekt?l; uniwersalia; universais; ???????????; univers?li?; univerzalij; universales; universalar; evrensel; univerz?lia; univerzalni; ????????; nominaliste; nominaux; nominalismo; nominalismus; nominalismi; nominalisme; nominalizmus; nominalismul; ??????????; nominalista; nominalismen; nominalistisch; c?????? ??????????; c?????? ??????????; c?????? ??????????; ?????????

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APA (6th Edition):

Istvan, M. A. (2015). Spinoza and the Problem of Universals: A Study and Research Guide. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155631

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Istvan, Michael A. “Spinoza and the Problem of Universals: A Study and Research Guide.” 2015. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed August 03, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155631.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Istvan, Michael A. “Spinoza and the Problem of Universals: A Study and Research Guide.” 2015. Web. 03 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Istvan MA. Spinoza and the Problem of Universals: A Study and Research Guide. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2015. [cited 2020 Aug 03]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155631.

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Council of Science Editors:

Istvan MA. Spinoza and the Problem of Universals: A Study and Research Guide. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155631

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Texas A&M University

2. Kasperbauer, Tyler. Perceiving Nonhumans: Human Moral Psychology and Animal Ethics.

Degree: 2014, Texas A&M University

There are currently very few discussions of moral psychology in the animal ethics literature. This dissertation aims to fill this void. My main contention is that many theories in animal ethics hold mistaken views about the moral psychology of human beings. These mistaken moral psychological views, I argue, limit these theories? ability to act as a guide in people?s treatment of animals. To develop my argument, I propose five criteria by which to assess the psychological plausibility of ethical theories, drawing from numerous recent developments in empirical moral psychology. I also draw a comparison between cases of physical impossibility in the ?ought implies can? literature and cases of psychological difficulty, primarily as they arise in the literature on moral ideals. In both cases, I argue, limitations in individual resources constrain what ethical theories can ask of individuals. I then investigate three different topics relevant to human moral psychology and normative evaluation of animals: attributing mental states to animals, the status of animals as disgust elicitors, and our empathic responses to animals. With respect to mental state attribution, I argue that the best research to date indicates that phenomenal mental states, like pain, determine our judgments of the moral considerability of animals. I also argue that the behavioral triggers we possess for attributing phenomenal states to animals are quite narrow?primarily animals that look and act like human beings. With respect to disgust, I examine research suggesting animals elicit disgust-based avoidance. I draw from research on dehumanization to argue that one way we cope with animals, despite their disgust-evoking powers, is by attributing them mental states that evaluate them positively but simultaneously cement their status as inferior beings. In the case of empathy, I argue against the idea that empathy is psychologically central to expressing moral concern for animals. I examine six empirical claims made about empathy in the animal ethics literature and argue that all six are problematic to varying degrees. I conclude by making suggestions for overcoming specific psychological obstacles identified throughout the dissertation. I also outline a research plan for constructing psychologically plausible theories in animal ethics. Advisors/Committee Members: Palmer, Clare (advisor), Varner, Gary (advisor), Radzik, Linda (committee member), Berm?dez, Jos? (committee member), Schmeichel, Brandon (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Animal ethics; Moral psychology; Psychological Plausibility; Mentalizing; Disgust; Empathy

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APA (6th Edition):

Kasperbauer, T. (2014). Perceiving Nonhumans: Human Moral Psychology and Animal Ethics. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/152594

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Kasperbauer, Tyler. “Perceiving Nonhumans: Human Moral Psychology and Animal Ethics.” 2014. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed August 03, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/152594.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Kasperbauer, Tyler. “Perceiving Nonhumans: Human Moral Psychology and Animal Ethics.” 2014. Web. 03 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Kasperbauer T. Perceiving Nonhumans: Human Moral Psychology and Animal Ethics. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2014. [cited 2020 Aug 03]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/152594.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Kasperbauer T. Perceiving Nonhumans: Human Moral Psychology and Animal Ethics. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/152594

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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