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August Update

By • Sep 7th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This month has been largely focused on completing the writing for section 2 of my thesis and beginning the process of researching specifically for section 1. Additionally, I have streamlined my question a bit. It has been a bit of an adjustment going from full time work on the thesis to integrating it into my…
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July Update

By • Jul 30th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

And just like that, July is gone! This month has been an incredibly productive month. While I felt a bit like I was floundering through June, I have really hit my stride in July. It is quite interesting to me to see how my writing/researching process works when it is applied to a project of a…
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June Update

By • Jul 1st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I can’t quite believe that June is already over and it’s time to write this first blog post! I have spent the past month reading. And reading and reading. The amount of literature out there is truly staggering. My honors thesis is broadly separated into three main sections. The first addresses the issue of permissible partiality–…
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First Update: In which I begin to slowly dig my way out of a pile of reading

By • Jun 12th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The main challenge for the first two weeks of my research has been orienting myself in the literature. The sheer number of articles that a simple JSTOR search of the term “citizenship” turns up is enormous and a bit overwhelming. I began with an encyclopedia article, which I used mostly for its “Further Reading” suggestions. […]

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Ethical Borders: Citizenship as a Partial Relationship

By • Apr 14th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In our theoretical moral decisions, we usually uphold the value of true equality. In practicality, however, we frequently make moral decisions based on a partial consideration for the wants and needs of ourselves and those important to us. Many people feel that we should be allowed to refer to some degree of partiality– I should…
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Abstract: Ethical Borders: What it is to be a Citizen and What it Means

By • Apr 1st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The concept of citizenship is one we take for granted. There are, however, many competing ways in which citizenship can be constructed. Each of these views is based in a distinct philosophical line of reasoning. In this project, I will survey the dominant conceptions of what it is to be a citizen of a country […]

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