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From Psychologism to Psychologization: Beyond the Boundaries of the Discipline and Practice of Psychology
This thesis provides a descriptive account of three waves of critiques of psychologism and psychologization that appeared throughout the 20th century from philosophers and sociologists. I examine these arguments chronologically ...
A Defense for Scientific Realism: Skepticisms, Unobservables & Interference to the Best Explanation
The epistemological status of scientific knowledge claims has been undermined by skepticism, in particular by universal skepticism. This thesis asserts that Bas C. van Fraassens empirical stance is akin to universal ...
Recovering Richard Rorty's Sense of Experience
In this dissertation I critically examine Richard Rortys dismissal of the concept of experience following the linguistic turn. I challenge Rortys belief that all appeals to experience imply foundationalism and that we ...
Feral Ecologies: A Foray into the Worlds of Animals and Media
This dissertation wonders what non-human animals can illuminate about media in the visible contact zones where they meet. It treats these zones as rich field sites from which to excavate neglected material-discursive-semiotic ...
Quest(ion)s of Anarchist Power: Rethinking Power-To, Power-Over, and Power-With in the Radical Democratic Praxis of Consensus Decision-Making
In this dissertation I investigate the theory and practice of power in social movement organizations that use consensus decision-making, a form of deliberation that espouses radically democratic and anarchist political ...