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  • Business ethics & collective responsibility 

    Dempsey, James A. (University of St Andrews, 2013-11-30) - Thesis
    The idea that ‘business ethics’ picks out a distinct discipline within ethical theory is contentious; in particular, it is unclear why theoretical approaches to moral and political philosophy cannot satisfactorily address ...
  • A challenge to the permissibility of procreation 

    Su, Yu-Ting (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-08) - Thesis
    The Non-Identity Problem (the NIP) raises a series of problems to the morality of procreation. The NIP, I believe, highlights a fundamental problem concerning the justifiability of procreation. In chapter 1, I introduce ...
  • Epistemic theories of democracy, constitutionalism and the procedural legitimacy of fundamental rights 

    Allard-Tremblay, Yann (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
    The overall aim of this thesis is to assess the legitimacy of constitutional laws and bills of rights within the framework of procedural epistemic democracy. The thesis is divided into three sections. In the first section, ...
  • The ethics of globalisation, free trade and fair trade 

    Wood, Daniel (University of St Andrews, 2011-06) - Thesis
    In this thesis I take a broadly consequentialist normative position and argue that because fair trade is an inefficient method of aiding the poor, we should not support it and prefer free trade goods with an appropriate ...
  • Global distributive justice 

    Hanisch, Christoph (University of St Andrews, 2007-06-22) - Thesis
    This dissertation is concerned with the moral-philosophical dimensions of global poverty and inequality. The first chapter argues in favour of justice-based – contrasted with beneficence-based – obligations asking the ...
  • Global problems and individual obligations : an investigation of different forms of consequentialism in situations with many agents 

    Pinkert, Felix Christian (University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
    In this thesis, I investigate two challenges for Act Consequentialism which arise in situations where many agents together can make a difference in the world. Act Consequentialism holds that agents morally ought to perform ...
  • Possible preferences and the harm of existence 

    Larock, Marc (University of St Andrews, 2009-06-20) - Thesis
    How good or bad is a person’s life? How good or bad is a world? In this dissertation, I will attempt to answer these questions. Common-sense would dictate that if a person’s life would be extremely bad, then bringing ...
  • Strengthening the capability approach : the foundations of the capability approach, with insights from two challenges 

    Watene, Krushil P. M. (University of St Andrews, 2011-06-24) - Thesis
    The Capability Approach was initially developed by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, with the first basic articulation presented in his 1979 ‘Equality of What?’ Tanner Lecture. Since then, the approach has gained a huge amount ...
  • Why death can be bad and immortality is worse 

    Kalnow, Cara (University of St Andrews, 2009) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the moral implications of the metaphysical nature of death. I begin with the Epicurean arguments which hold that death is morally irrelevant for the one who dies, and that one should regard it ...