Philosophy

In its Honors Program the Philosophy Department awards Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors to student research projects. The projects listed below have been defended successfully, and a copy of the thesis deposited in Swem Library.

Key:
  • Student, "Thesis" (Honors level)
    Committee Chair + Other Committee Members
2016-17
  • Kristen Ekstrom, "Dignity and Self-Respect" (High Honors) 
    Christopher Freiman + Aaron Griffith, Christopher Ball
  • Hunter Gentry, "A Threefold Defense of Perceptual Dogmatism" (Honors) 
    Christopher Tucker + Noah Lemos, Matthew Hilimire
  • Samantha Kim, "A Defense of Retributivism as a Theory of Punishment" (Honors) 
    Christopher Freiman + Victoria Costa, Christine Nemacheck
  • Cody Turner, "The Combination Problem: Russellian Monism, Panpsychism, and Panqualityism" (Highest Honors) 
    Christopher Tucker + Kate Harrigan, Paul Davis
2015-16
2014-15
  • Jose Lopez, Jr., "A Battle for Rights Justification: Millian Utilitarianism vs. Scanlonian Contractualism" (Honors) 
    Christopher Freiman + Timothy Costelloe and Ross Carroll
2013-14
  • No Honors students this year
2012-13
  • Grace Mendenhall, "Mozi: the Man, the Consequentialist, and the Utilitarian" (Honors) 
    Christopher Freiman + Maria Costa, Timothy Costelloe, Kevin Vose
     
2011-12
2010-2011
2009-10
2008-09
2007-08
2006-07
2005-06
2004-05
  • Michelle Saint-Payne
    James Harris + Maximilian de Gaynesford, Josh Erlich, Marc Sher