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  • Against type E 

    McKeever, Matthew (University of St Andrews, 2016-12-01) - Thesis
    It’s generally assumed that a compositional semantic theory will have to recognise a semantic category of expressions which serve simply to pick out some one object: e-type expressions. Kripke’s views about names (Kripke, ...
  • An alliance ended? Franco-Scottish commercial relations, 1560-1713 

    Talbott, Siobhan (University of St Andrews, 2011-06-23) - Thesis
    This thesis explores the commercial links between Scotland and France in the long seventeenth century, with a focus on the Scottish mercantile presence in France’s Atlantic ports, particularly during periods of domestic ...
  • An argument for anti-perfectionism 

    McDevitt, Patrick (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    In political philosophy, perfectionism is the view that it is the job of the state to best enable its citizens to live good or flourishing lives. It claims that certain lives can be judged to be sound, and thus instructs ...
  • Blessed are those who weep : gratia lacrymarum in thirteenth-century hagiographies 

    Knight, Kimberley-Joy (University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
    Hagiographies and canonisation processes from the thirteenth century are frequently saturated with descriptions of tears. The tears of holy men and women were both the means to, and apex of, spiritual perfection. Using ...
  • Casos de honra : honouring clandestine contracts and Italian novelle in early modern English and Spanish drama 

    Holmes, Rachel E. (University of St Andrews, 2014-05-15) - Thesis
    This thesis argues that the popularity of the clandestine marriage plot in English and Spanish drama following the Reformation corresponds closely to developments and emerging conflicts in European matrimonial law. My ...
  • The circulation and collection of Italian printed books in sixteenth-century France 

    Graheli, Shanti (University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis is an examination of the circulation networks and the patterns of collection of Italian printed books in France in the sixteenth century. Although the cultural relations between the Italian and French territory ...
  • Class, consumption and currency : commercial photography in mid-Victorian Scotland 

    Laurence-Allen, Antonia (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis examines a thirty year span in the history of Scottish photography, focusing on the rise of the commercial studio from 1851 to assess how images were produced and consumed by the middle class in the mid-Victorian ...
  • Community and public authority in later fifteenth-century Scotland 

    Hawes, Claire (University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis offers a reassessment of the political culture of Scotland in the later fifteenth century, from c. 1440 to c. 1490, through an examination of communitarian discourses and practices. It argues that the current ...
  • Concepts in context 

    Onofri, Andrea (University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
    My thesis tackles two related problems that have taken center stage in the recent literature on concepts: • What are the individuation conditions of concepts? Under what conditions is a concept C₁ the same concept ...
  • Confronting nightmares : responding to iconoclasm in Western museums and art galleries 

    Scott, Helen E. (University of St Andrews, 2009-11) - Thesis
    It is not an everyday event for an artwork in a museum or gallery to be harmed deliberately by a member of the public. Such acts of iconoclasm do occur more regularly than many people might assume though, and when attacks ...
  • Cult associations in the post-classical polis 

    Steinhauer, Julietta (2013) - Thesis
    This thesis investigates the emergence, spread and characteristics of voluntary associations in the Greek cities of the Aegean world in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. It is based on archaeological and epigraphic evidence ...
  • 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 ...
  • Developing French Protestant identity: the political and religious writings of Antoine de Chandieu (1534-1591) 

    Barker, Sara (University of St Andrews, 2007-07) - Thesis
    As French Protestantism emerged in the 1550s, the young community needed charismatic leaders. The main impetus came from native pastors with strong links to Geneva. Antoine de Chandieu was a key figure amongst these men. ...
  • Dismissivism in metaphysics : debates about what there is and debates about what grounds what 

    Porro, Laura Cecilia (University of St Andrews, 2013-11-30) - Thesis
    In this thesis I focus on dismissivism in metaphysics. Some philosophers argue that at least some metaphysical disputes are not substantial, and as a consequence should be dismissed. In this work I restrict my attention ...
  • England, the English and the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) 

    Marks, Adam (University of St Andrews, 2012) - Thesis
    This thesis explores the role of England and the English during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648), and provides the first major study of the between 50,000 and 60,000 Englishmen who fought for the ‘Protestant cause’ ...
  • Flodoard of Rheims and the tenth century 

    Roberts, Edward (University of St Andrews, 2014-06-26) - Thesis
    This thesis is a study of the works of the historian Flodoard of Rheims (893/4–966), author of two substantial prose narratives (Annales and Historia Remensis ecclesiae) and an epic verse history (De triumphis Christi). ...
  • Foreign and native on the English stage, 1588-1611 : metaphor and national identity 

    Pettegree, Jane K. (University of St Andrews, 2009-06-23) - Thesis
    This thesis explores the role of metaphor in the construction of early modern English national identity in the dramatic writing of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The metaphorical associations of character names and ...
  • How to commit to an individual : logic, objects and ontology 

    Janssen, F. M. (University of St Andrews, 2014-06-26) - Thesis
    In this thesis I propose an improved theory of ontological commitment, one which is neutral on epistemology. Although Quine's quantificational criterion of ontological commitment has many advantages over its competitors, ...
  • The image of ecclesiastical restorers in narrative sources in England c.1070-1130 

    French, Michael (University of St Andrews, 2015-06-25) - Thesis
    This thesis explores the depiction of ecclesiastical restorers in narrative sources in England between c.1070 and 1130. It examines the way in which contemporaries wrote about churchmen who were engaged in restoring the ...
  • Knowledge-how : linguistic and philosophical considerations 

    Habgood-Coote, Joshua (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-08) - Thesis
    This thesis concerns the nature of knowledge-how, in particular the question of how we ought to combine philosophical and linguistic considerations to understand what it is to know how to do something. Part 1 concerns the ...