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Subseries 3. Dissertations, 1942-1987

Scope and Content Notes:

The items in this subseries consist of presentation copies, working drafts, and published versions of dissertations produced by M.A. and Ph.D. students. In general, these students were either supervised by Sellars or students who based their dissertations on Sellars's philosophy. The arrangement of these dissertations follows the progression of Sellars's employment at the University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, Yale University and the University of Pittsburgh. Under each of these institutional headings, the dissertations are arranged alphabetically by author. Many of these dissertations include multiple successive versions that were given to Sellars for critical commentary. The earlier working drafts may be extensively annotated by Sellars with various suggestions for changes and improvement. There is an additional category of dissertations from other institutions. These dissertations generally represent published dissertations that were either presented to Sellars by the author, since the dissertation centered on Sellars's own work, or, in rare cases, were ordered by Sellars presumably for his own research. Individuals who had extensive interaction with Sellars include Kenneth David Alpern, Pedro Amaral, Bruce Aune, Hector Neri Casteneda, Richard Burian, Richard Creath, and Ruth Garrett Millikan. Other well documented students include Dionysios A. Anapolitanos, Christopher B. Burch, John S. Linnell, George J. Mattey, Jack Norman, Spyros Sakellariadis, and David E. Wojick.

Section: Iowa


Box 124
Folder 1 Hinshaw, Virgil,"Critical Study of Some Points in Russell's Inquiry into Meaning and Truth", 1942
Folder 2 Storer, Thomas,"Epistemological Significance of Linguistic Analysis", 1947

Section: Minnesota

Folder 3 Agre, Gene Phillip,"Logic of Disposition", 1956
Folder 4-5 Anderson, Myron George,"Critique of the First Book of Lewis' Analysis of Knowledge and Valuation", 1954
Folder 6 Aune, Bruce Arthur,"Sensations and Human Behavior: A conceptual Study", 1960

Box 125
Folder 1-2 Binkley, Robert W.,"Moral Reasoning", 1958
Folder 3 Castaneda, Hector Neri,"Essay in the Logic of Commands and Norms", 1952
Folder 4-5 Castaneda, Hector Neri,"Logical Structure of Moral Reasoning", 1954
Folder 6 Crawford, Patricia A.,"A Critical Examination of Idealism", Undated

Box 126
Folder 1-2 Crawford, Patricia A.,"Concept of a Physical Object: Its Role in Thought and Language", 1959
Folder 3 Donagan, Alan,"Later Philosophy of R. G. Collingwood", 1961
Folder 4 Edgerton, Stephenie Grover,"Plato's Earlier Ethical Theory: An Interpretation of the Gorgias", 1959

Box 127
Folder 1 Heidelberger, Herbert,"Verification Theory of Meaning", 1958
Folder 2 Juarez-Paz, Rigoberto,"S. E. Toulmin's Conception of the Place of Reason in Ethics", 1955
Folder 3 Juarez-Paz, Rigoberto,"Studies in Twentieth Century Spanish Philosophy", 1958
Folder 4 Kiteley, Murray J.,"Propositions and their Modes: With special Attention to Indirect Discourse", 1958
Folder 5 Kiteley, Murray J.,"Indirect Discourse and Modal Composition", 1959

Box 128
Folder 1 Kliger, George,"Radical Realism, Sense-Contents and Ontology", 1967
Folder 2 Lee, Han Cho,"Phenomenalism and Subjunctive Conditionals", 1958
Folder 3-5 Linnell, John S.,"Berkeley's Criticism of Abstract Ideas", 1952-1954

Box 129
Folder 1-2 Linnell, John S.,"Berkeley's Criticism of Abstract Ideas", 1953-1954
Folder 3 Magel, Charles R.,"An Analysis of Kierkegaard's Philosophic Categories", 1960
Folder 4 Merrill, Daniel Davy,"Empiricism and Emergence", 1958
Folder 5 Neumaier, John Joseph,"Bertrand Russell's Social Philosophy and its Relation to Logic, Ethics and Sociology", 1954

Box 130
Folder 1 Sandin, Robert T.,"Axel Hagerstrom's Philosophy of Religion", 1959
Folder 2-3 Turnbull, Robert George,"An Examination of C.D. Broad's Moral Philosophy", 1952
Folder 4 Wilkin, James Jeffrey,"Ontology and Truth in Wilfrid Sellars", 1979

Section: Yale


Box 131
Folder 1 Iseminger, Gary Hudson,"Action, Policies and Principles", 1961
Folder 2-3 Jacklin, Philip D.,"Knowledge and Criteria of Truth", 1965
Folder 4 Lachs, John,"Critical Examination of Santayana's Philosophy of Mind", 1961

Box 132
Folder 1-2 Mason, Perry C.,"Ontic Commitment and Abstract Entities in the Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars", 1968
Folder 3 Millikan, Ruth Garrett,"Empirical Identity", 1969

Section: University of Pittsburgh

Folder 4 Ager, Tryg A.,"Kant's Theory of Representation", 1970
Folder 5 Alpern, Kenneth David,"Nature of Friendship: Aristotelian and Kantian Themes", 1977

Box 133
Folder 1-4 Alpern, Kenneth David,"Nature of Friendship: Aristotelian and Kantian Themes", 1979-1980
Folder 5-7 Amaral, Pedro,"Descartes and Suarez: An Introduction to the Theory of Ideas", 1979-1980

Box 134
Folder 1-2 Amaral, Pedro,"Descartes and Suarez: An Introduction to the Theory of Ideas", 1983-1984
Folder 3-7 Anapolitanos, Dionysios A.,"Leibniz: Representation, Continuity, and the Spatio-Temporal", 1985-1986

Box 135
Folder 1 Anapolitanos, Dionysios A.,"Leibniz: Representation, Continuity, and the Spatio-Temporal", 1986
Folder 2 Baker, Brian,"Ostension and Perception : A Theory of the Reference of Demonstrative Terms in the Context of Some Elementary Perceptual Statements", 1974-1976
Folder 3-5 Beardsley, William Henry III,"Descartes Theory of Imagination", 1982-1984
Folder 6 Blackburn, Thomas,"Proper Names and Linguistic Authority", 1979
Folder 7-8 Bonevac, Daniel,"Ontological Reduction and Abstract Entities", 1979-1980

Box 136
Folder 1-3 Brown, Bryson,"Science in Conflict ", 1982-1983
Folder 4 Burch, Christopher B.,"Chapter on Huygen's Theory of Matter", 1977
Folder 5-6 Burch, Christopher B.,"The Scientific Methodology of Christian Huygens", Undated
Folder 7 Burch, Christopher B.,"Christian Huygens: The Development of a Scientific Research Program", 1981

Box 137
Folder 1-3 Burian, Richard M.,"Instrumentation, Realism, and Conceptual Change in Science", 1969
Folder 4 Burian, Richard M.,"Scientific Realism, Commensurability, and Conceptual Change", 1971
Folder 5 Churchland, Paul Montgomery,"Persons and P-Predicates", 1969

Box 138
Folder 1-2 Cohen, Maggie,"Kant's Theory of Obligation", 1972
Folder 3-4 Creath, Richard,"Is Carnap a Verificationist in the Aufbau?", 1973-1974
Folder 5-6 Cummings, Philip Wilbur,"Hegel's Logic as a Critique of the Logical Theoryies of His Predecessors", 1971

Box 139
Folder 1 Cummings, Philip Wilbur,"Hegel's Logic as a Critique of the Logical Theoryies of His Predecessors", 1972
Folder 2-4 DeVries, Willem,"Hegel's Theory of Mental Activity", 1979-1980
Folder 5 Donovan, Carol,"Physicalism and Action Explanation", 1976-1977
Folder 6-7 Evans, Robert Howard,"Decline and Revival of Critical Realism", 1967

Box 140
Folder 1-3 Freeland, Cynthia,"Aristotle's Theory of Actuality and Potentiality", 1978-1979
Folder 4-5 Gauker, Christopher Paul,"The World-Boundedness of Mind", 1982-1984
Folder 6 Gauker, Christopher Paul,"Internalist Theory of Intentionality", 1984
Folder 7 Girnius, Mirga,"Self As Object of Knowledge in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason", 1976
Folder 8 Goble, Louis P.,"Coherence Theory of Meaning", 1967

Box 141
Folder 1 Haver, Ronald John,"Aristotle and the Third Man", 1972
Folder 2 Hazen, Allen,"The Foundations of Modal Logic", 1976
Folder 3-5 Hetherington, Stephen Cade,"Narcissistic Epistemology", 1987
Folder 6 Hoy, Ronald,Time and the Mental: An Examination of Broad's and Husserl's Theories of Temporal "Consciousness", 1973
Folder 7 Hughes, Christopher,"On a Complex Theory of a Simple God", 1980

Box 142
Folder 1-2 Hughes, Christopher,"On a Complex Theory of a Simple God", 1983
Folder 3 Kidder, Joel,"Methods, Principles, and Knowledge in the Ethical Philosophy of Henry Sidgwick", c. 1968
Folder 4-5 Kvart, Igal,"Towards a Theory of Counterfactuals", c. 1975
Folder 6-8 LaPara, Nicholas,"Law and Inference", 1966-1970

Box 143
Folder 1-5 Mattey, George J.,"The Idealism of Kant and Berkeley", 1976-1979
Folder 6-9 Norman, Jack,"Events and Semantic Theories", 1973-1974

Box 144
Folder 1 Okruhlik, Kathleen,"Matter and Modality: Studies in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Natural Philosophy", 1983
Folder 2 Owens, Kathleen,"Rational Action: A Study in Epistemology", 1963
Folder 3 Pailthorp, Charles Norman,"Causes, Reasons, and Knowing", 1967
Folder 4 Peyton, John David,"Explanations of Behavior: Critical Examination of Charles Taylor's Philosophy of Psychology", 1968
Folder 5 Putz, Carl,"The Character of Scientific Laws", 1970
Folder 6 Richardson, Mary,"Aristotle's Theory of Demonstration", 1973-1975

Box 145
Folder 1-2 Rosenberg, Jay Frank,"Study of the Determinable-Determinate Relation", 1966
Folder 3 Rosenthal, Aaron,"Knowledge, Truth and Justification", 1965
Folder 4 Rosenthal, Aaron,"Knowledge and True Belief: A Study in Reasons and Causes", Undated

Box 146
Folder 1 Rosenthal, Aaron,"Knowledge and True Belief: A Study in Reasons and Causes", 1969
Folder 2-3 Saints, William,"A Critical Study of D. M. Armstrong's Theory of Perception", 1970-1972
Folder 4-5 Sakellariadis, Spyros,"The Role of Experience in the Scientific Methods of Descartes, Leibniz, and Kant", 1978-1979

Box 147
Folder 1-2 Sakellariadis, Spyros, "The Role of Experience in Descartes' Scientific Method", 1979-1980
Folder 3 Sayre McCord, Geoffrey,"Realism and Moral Epistemology", 1986
Folder 4-5 Schmaus, Warren,"Method, Mind and Mental Imagery Auguste Comte", undated
Folder 6 Shea, Joseph,"Happiness and Theorizing in Aristotle's Ethics", 1984-1985

Box 148
Folder 1 Traiger, Saul,"Hume's Theory of Self", c. 1982
Folder 2 Van Fraassen, Bas,"Foundations of the Causal Theory of Time", 1965-1966
Folder 3-4 Vinci, Thomas C.,"The Causal Theory of Perception and Common-Sense Knowledge Claims", 1975-1976
Folder 5-7 Wartenberg, Thomas E.,"Reason and Truth in Kant's Theory of Experience", 1976-1977

Box 149
Folder 1-3 Wojick, David E.,"Conceptual Change and Meaning Sameness in Science and Philosophy", 1971-1973
Folder 4 Wojick, David E.,"Meaning, Change, Science and Philosophy", 1972

Section: Miscellaneous

Folder 5 Davis, William W.,Analogy & Mental Representation: A Solution to the Mind/Body Problem Based on the "Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars", 1981
Folder 6-7 Derden, James Kirwin,"Analyticity and Scientific Theories with Special Reference to the Work of Rudolf Carnap", 1971

Box 150
Folder 1 Edgerton, Stephenie Grover,"Justification of "Social Studies" in the Secondary School", 1965
Folder 2 Evans, Joseph Claude, Jr.,"Metaphysics of Transcendental Subjectivity: Descartes, Kant, and Sellars", 1981
Folder 3-4 Gale, Richard,"Time in Analytic Philosophy", 1961
Folder 5 Hopkins, Edwin Elwell,"Wilfrid Sellars' Analysis of Physical Modality", 1971

Box 151
Folder 1 Iobst, Philip Kirschman,"Normative Philosophy of Roy Wood Sellars", 1975
Folder 2 McMorland, Irene,"The Role of the Method of Division in Aristotle's Philosophy of Science", undated
Folder 3 Miller, William,"Phenomena and Noumema", 1970
Folder 4 Norton, Bryan George,"Linguistic Frameworks and Ontology", 1970
Folder 5 O'Connell, Richard,"The Structure of Meaning and Knowledge", 1970-1973
Folder 6 Partee, Barbara Hall,"Subject and Object in Modern English", 1976
Folder 7 Rosenthal, David Michael,"Intentionality: A study of the views of Chisholm and Sellars", 1968
Folder 8 Scriven, Michael,"Explanations of the Supernatural", 1956

Box 152
Folder 1 Seibt, Johanna,"Properties as Processes: A Synoptic Study in Sellarsian Nominalism", undated
Folder 2 Seibt, Johanna,"Wilfrid Sellars' Naturalistisch-Nominalistische Theorie Der Eigenschaften", 1984
Folder 3 Shelton, Bertrand,"Strawson on Particulars: A Defense of Individuals", 1970
Folder 4 Thomason, Jacqueline,"Observation, Indeterminacy, and Ontological Relativity: An Examination of the Philosophy of W. V. Quine", 1972-1973
Folder 5 Wagner, Michael F.,"Concepts and Causes: The Structure of Plotinus' Universe", 1979
Folder 6 Wiebe, Richard Penner,"Abstract Entities in the Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap", 1964

Box 153
Folder 1 Wood, George D.,"Explanation and Mental Entities", 1981