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  • Commutative justice 

    Mildenberger, Carl David (University of St Andrews, 2016-12-01) - Thesis
    The purpose of this thesis is to present a conception of commutative justice. Commutative justice is defined as that part of justice in transfer (as opposed to justice in acquisition as well as distributive or rectificatory ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 foundations of linguistics : mathematics, models, and structures 

    Nefdt, Ryan Mark (University of St Andrews, 2016-11-30) - Thesis
    The philosophy of linguistics is a rich philosophical domain which encompasses various disciplines. One of the aims of this thesis is to unite theoretical linguistics, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of science ...
  • A fragmented world 

    Lipman, Martin A. (University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
    Objects often manifest themselves in incompatible ways across perspectives that are on a par. Phenomena of this kind have been responsible for crucial revisions to our conception of the world, both philosophical and ...
  • Perspectives on what to believe : the information-sensitivity of the doxastic 'should' and Its Implications for normative epistemology 

    Becker, Sebastian Josef Albrecht (University of St Andrews, 2016-12-01) - Thesis
    This thesis explores the extent to which the doxastic ‘should’ is information-sensitive and the implications of this for a number of debates in normative epistemology. The doxastic ‘should’ is a special case of the deontic ...
  • Proof, rigour and informality : a virtue account of mathematical knowledge 

    Tanswell, Fenner Stanley (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
    This thesis is about the nature of proofs in mathematics as it is practiced, contrasting the informal proofs found in practice with formal proofs in formal systems. In the first chapter I present a new argument against the ...