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  • Equality, priority, and aggregation 

    Hirose, Iwao (University of St Andrews, 2004) - Thesis
    In this dissertation, I discuss two distributive principles in moral philosophy: Derek Parfit's Prioritarianism and Egalitarianism. I attempt to defend a version of Egalitarianism, which I call Weighted Egalitarianism. ...
  • Ideals, reasons, and the second person 

    Grahle, André (University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
    The aim of this thesis is to shed light on important aspects of the role ideals play in practical reasoning. In the first chapter an account of ideals as conceptions of admirable ways of being (a true friend, a great ...
  • John Stuart Mill and romanticism 

    Macleod, Christopher (University of St Andrews, 2011-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis is an examination of the philosophy of John Stuart Mill and its relation to the romantic movement. The Introduction outlines reasons to believe that such an inquiry is sensible: Mill’s readings of the British ...
  • Liberal legitimacy : a study of the normative foundations of liberalism 

    Rossi, Enzo (University of St Andrews, 2008-11-27) - Thesis
    This thesis is a critique of the prominent strand of contemporary liberal political theory which maintains that liberal political authority must, in some sense, rest on the free consent of those subjected to it, and that ...
  • Normativity and law 

    Markwick, Paul (University of St Andrews, 2000) - Thesis
    An action's illegality can be irrelevant to a reason not to perform it. A plausible example of a reason not to assault is that assault causes suffering. Since assault is illegal, the reason pertains to a legally proscribed ...
  • Two sources of moral reasons 

    Macdonald, Iain Ezra (University of St Andrews, 2010) - Thesis
    One of the core questions in contemporary metaethics concerns the nature and status of moral claims. However, this question presupposes that morality is unified, and that a single metaethical account will suffice. This ...
  • "Why should I be moral?" : a critical assessment of three contemporary attempts to give an extra-moral justification of moral conduct 

    Pedersen, Johnnie R. R. (University of St Andrews, 2007-06-20) - Thesis
    In this dissertation I consider three distinct attempts to answer the normative question “Why should I be moral?”, all of which assume that a successful answer must be capable of arguing someone who is currently not motivated ...