Doctoral Dissertations in Philosophy granted by the University of Chicago, 1895 1935

The information on this page comes from Richard Lee Smith's 1977 doctoral dissertation entitled George Herbert Mead and Sociology: The Chicago Years. Originally, the document was prepared as part of an review of Smith's methodology in American Sociology and Pragmatism. We include it here as tool for other researchers working on the period. We view this as a work in progress and it should be used as such.

Year Student Dissertation title
1895 Edward Scribner Ames Agnosticism in its Historical Development
1896 Simon Fraser McLennan The Theory of the Impersonal Judgment
1897 Addison Webster Moore Implications of the Teleological Character of Knowledge in Locke's Essay on Human Understanding
Ernest Carrol Moore The Relation of Education to Philosophy in Greece and the Early Church
Arthur Kenyon Rogers Psycho-physical Parallelism
Amy Eliza Tanner Imagery, with special Reference to the Association of Ideas
1899 Daniel Peter MacMillan The Negative Judgment
1900 Henry Heath Bawden Theory of the Criterion
William Franklin Moncreiff Examination of Mill's Inductive Canons.
Henry Waldgrave Stuart Valuation as a Logical Process
Helen Bradford Thompson Psychological Norms in Men and Women
1901 Myron Lucius Ashley The Nature of Hypothesis
Willard Clark Gore The Imagination in Spinoza and Hume
1903 Kate Gordon The Psychology of Meaning
Elizabeth Kemper Adams The Aesthetic Experience: Its Meaning in Functional Psychology
Irving King The Differentiation of the Religious Consciousness
Irving Elgar Miller The Significance of the Mathematical Element in the Philosophy of Plato
1904 Edgar Francis Riley Descartes' Theory of the Judgment
William Kelley Wright The Ethical Significance of Pleasure, Feeling, and Happiness in Modern non-Hedonistic Systems
1907 Matilde Castro The Respective Standpoints of Logic and Psychology
1908 Anna Louise Strong A Consideration of Prayer from the Standpoint of Social Psychology
1909 Dagny Gunhilda Sunne The Development of the Subjective Standpoint in Post-Aristotelian Philosophy
Ernest Lynn Talbert The Dualism of Fact and Idea in it Social Implications
1910 Frederick Goodrich Henke The Psychology of Ritualism
Ella Harrison Stokes The Conception of a Kingdom of Ends in Augustine, Aquinas, and Leibnitz.
1911 Elijah Jordan The Constitutive and Regulative Principles in Kant
1912 Homer Blosser Reed The Morals of Competition and Monopoly
Benjamin Whitman Van Riper An Examination of Certain Views of the Time Problem
Charles Edgar Witter Pragmatic Elements in Kant's Philosophy
1913 John Forsyth Crawford The Relation of Inference to Fact in Mill's Logic
Charles Adam Mohr The New Realism and the Real
Julia Jessie Taft The Woman Movement from the Standpoint of Personality
Melicent Eda Waterhouse Universality and Necessity versus Novelty
1914 George Tilden Colman Important Factors in the Transition from Individualistic Ethical Ideals of the Seventeenth Century to Social Ideas of the Nineteenth Century
Clarence Herbert Hamilton A Psychological Interpretation of Mysticism
Ethel May Kitch Origin and Development of Subjectivity in Hindu Thought
1915 Josef Roy Geiger Some Religious Implications of Pragmatism
Colin Allen McPheeters Moral Standards in Early Kentucky and Missouri
1916 Carl Conrad Wernle Nicol Influence of Function and Occupation of Ethical Codes
1917 Clarence Edwin Ayres The Nature of the Relationship between Ethics and Economics
Ester Crane The Place of the Hypothesis in Logic
William A. Crowley The Logic of the Greek Physicians
Jacob Robert Kantor The Functional Nature of the Philosophical Categories
1918 Holly Estil Cunningham Three Types of Logical Theory
Margaret Daniels The Aesthetic Aspects of Religious Worship
Sterlling Price Williams The Conception of Reason in Sidgwick's Ethics
Kia-lok Yen The Traditional and the Scientific Trends in the Logic of Leibnitz
1919 Norman Rufus Boardman The Significance of Meaning in Pragmatisms and Neo-Realism
1920 Sidney Kok Wei International Relationship in China and Its Ethical, Social and Political Interpretation
1921 Edith Ayres Some Ethical Factors in Logical Theory
Mont Robertson Gabbert Theories of Consciousness
1922 Edward Z. Rowell Masaryk's Realism and the Czech Nation
Thomas Vernor Smith Philosophic Bases of the American Doctrine of Equality
1923 Armand Joseph Burke The Significance of Adjustment in Aesthetics
Gerald Albert Katuin A Comparison of Methods in Science and Philosophy
John Goodwin Locke The Social Genesis and Character of Universals
Walter Basil Mahan The Relation of the Right to the Good in Recent Ethical Theory
Edwin Thomas Mitchell Modern Theories of the Nature and Function of Ideals
1924 Van Meter Ames The Aesthetics of the Novel
Charles Flinn Arrowwood The Place of Reflective Thinking in the Development and Maintenance of Moral Value
1925 Homer Hasenpflug Dubs The Philosophy of Hsuntze: Ancient Confucianism as Developed in the Philosophy of Hsuntze
Adolf Kuring The Sensory and Intellectual Factor of Knowledge in Aristotle
Charles William Morris, Jr. Symbolism and Reality: A study in the Nature of the Mind
Donald Ayers Piatt Mind and Nature
Ruth Willis Pray The Neo-Platonic Element in Aesthetics
1926 Orvil Floyd Myers The Significance of the Mathematical Element in the Philosophy of Bertand Russell
Charner Marquis Perry The Genesis and Operation of Moral Judgments: A Study of British Theories from Hobbes to Adam Smith
John Daniel Wild, Jr. The Science and Metaphysics of Symbolism
1927 Harold C. Blote The Concepts of Nature and Matter in Early Greek Philosophy
Kurt Friedrich Leidecker The Noetical Terminology in the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita
Yi-Pao Mei The Ethical and Political Philosophy of Motse
Orland Otway Norris A Behavioristic Account of Individuation
Takeichi Takahashi The Symptomatic Function and Value of the Synthetic Moral Judgement
1928 Maurice James Baum Genetic Study of the Philosophies of William James and John Dewey
Percy Lee Delargy Empircal Methods in Science and Philosophy
Theodore Thomas Lafferty The Logical and Epistemological Implications of the Theory of Perspectives
Jarmon Alvis Lynch Perspectives in Relation to Activity as Substance
Chun-Kao Teng The Philosophy of Life of the Ancient Taoists
1929 Frank Dickinson Dualism and Functionalism
Millard Spencer Everett Utilitarianism as a Universal Morality
Lien Chao Tzu The Problem of Subjectivity and Objectivity as Treated in Pragmatism
Dewey Houston Vass Plato's Philosophy of Education
1930 Wayne Albert Risser Leys Needs and Values in Religion
Leslie Manock Pape The Naturalistic Ethics of John Dewey
Lional Ruby The Nature of Beauty as Distinguished form other Aesthetic Categories
1931 Theodore B. Brameld The Role of Acquiescence in Leninism
Alburey Castell Mill's Logic of the Moral Science: A Study of the Impact of Newtonism on Early Nineteenth Century Social Thought
Chester M. Kearney Two Neglected Aspects of the Truth Situation
Wen Kwei Liao Morality versus Legality: Historic Analysis of the Motivating Factors of Social Conduct
Ralph W. Nelson The Role of Faith in Kant's Philosophy
Clifford P. Osborne The Problem of Change in Greek Science
Alfred Tonness Aspects of the Problem of the Past
Elizabeth Williamson The Concept of Possibility in Its Philosophical Applications
1932 Wilhelm Anderson An Orientation of Hume's Moral Philosophy
David L. Miller Emergent Evolution and the Scientific Method
Hugh V.R. Wilson Ethical Aspects of Reward
1933 Albert M. Dunham The Concept of Tension in Philosophy
1934 George Dykhuizen The Conception of God in Philosophy of Josiah Royce: A Critical Exposition of its Epistemological and Metaphysical Development
Stephen C. Tornay William Ockham's Philosophy
1934 Estelle Merril Allen DeLacy Meaning and Methodology in Hellenistic Philosophy
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