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Theses by UMBC philosophy majors:

  • Michael Young '11: Honors thesis: "Irrationality without Division: Mechanisms of Irrationality and the Fractured Mind", supervised by Dr. Yalowitz. Mr. Young was awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Fellowship for graduate study in Philosophy at Cambridge University 2011-12. He will attend medical school starting in 2012.
  • Glenn Matthew Eller '10: Honors thesis: "Mental Causation and The Causal Exclusion Problem", supervised by Dr. Yalowitz. Mr. Eller was accepted with full scholarship to Syracuse University's Ph.D. program in Philosophy, commencing in Fall 2011.
  • Jennifer Mark '08: Honors Thesis: "Realism, Anti-Realism and Possible Worlds", supervised by Dr. Pfeifer.
  • Robert Rifkin '07: Honors Thesis: "Underdetermination of Theory by Evidence", supervised by Dr. Pfeifer.

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