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  • On the reflection principle 

    Kavas, Gizem (Bilkent University, 2018-06)
    In ‘Belief and the Will’ van Fraassen (1984: 255) argues that traditional epistemology allows one to believe in propositions that are not entailed by the evidence at hand, while at the same time acknowledging that what ...
  • Finding the middle way: the formation of democracy and the conflict of authority and autonomy 

    Civelek, Mert (Bilkent University, 2018-06)
    This thesis aims to find a place where in the conflict of autonomy and authority there is a place for a democratic state to exist. The possibility of a democratic state that could have legitimate authority over its ...
  • Strengthening the pre-established harmony response to the epistemic challenge of evolution in non-naturalist metaethical realism 

    Gudmunsen, Seyed Zacharus (Bilkent University, 2018-06)
    This thesis outlines a popular non-naturalist response to evolutionary debunking arguments against metaethical realism: the pre-established harmony response. I argue that the pre-established harmony response is unsuccessful ...
  • How to be fragmented? 

    Eroğlu, Ali Kerem (Bilkent University, 2018-06)
    Actual human agents have limited cognitive capacity. They might display deductive failure, contradictory beliefs and imperfect recall. These and other similar cases raise a problem for idealized models of belief and behavior. ...
  • Are fictional emotions SUI generis? 

    Arıcan, Bensu (Bilkent University, 2018-06)
    In this master‟s thesis, I address the question whether fictional emotions are sui generis or whether they are reducible to genuine emotions. I argue that we can neither put fictional emotions in a different category nor ...