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    • An account of a valuable phenomenon found primarily in art, after Collingwood 

      McGuiggan, James Camien (University of St Andrews, 2011-11) - Thesis
      This dissertation enquires into the nature and value of a phenomenon which is typically found in art. Chapter 1 attempts to get clear on what phenomenon is being discussed by considering various thinkers' attempts to ...
    • At the borders of arthood : a methodology for the definition of art 

      Dos Santos, Miguel F. (University of St Andrews, 2013-11-30) - Thesis
      The first-order debate about the definition of art focuses on the ‘What is art?’ question and those who engage in it answer the question by putting forward definitions (or at least characterizations) of art. The second-order ...
    • Being art - a study in ontology 

      Weh, Michael (University of St Andrews, 2007-06) - Thesis
      I present and defend a two-category ontology of art. The basic idea of it is that singular artworks are physical objects, whereas multiple artworks are types of which there can be tokens in the form of performances, ...
    • Defining art culturally : modern theories of art - a synthesis 

      Fokt, Simon (University of St Andrews, 2013-06-27) - Thesis
      Numerous theories have attempted to overcome the anti-essentialist scepticism about the possibility of defining art. While significant advances have been made in this field, it seems that most modern definitions fail to ...
    • Emotional responses to interactive fictions 

      Hagger, Andrzej (University of St Andrews, 2012) - Thesis
      We commonly feel a variety of emotional responses to works of fiction. In this thesis I propose to examine what we understand by the terms fictional and narrative, and to describe what sorts of narrator might be required ...
    • The epistemic province of photography 

      De Asis, Ines Nicole Echevarria (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
      This thesis argues that photographs enhance the repertoire of seeing the way eyeglasses, microscopes and telescopes do. This kinship is based on these devices sharing a feature called transparency. Transparent devices ...
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      Paris, Panagiotis S. (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
    • Understanding : moral evaluation and the ethics of imagining 

      Woerner, Christopher (University of St Andrews, 2013-06-27) - Thesis
      Analytic ethics often neglects the exploration and appreciation of morality as it is actually practised on a day-to-day basis. But by looking at how, in a practical sense, we are able to interact with others in a morally ...