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  • The agential fork : the hidden consequences of agency for plenitude in David Lewis' thesis of genuine modal realism 

    Cole, Marc William (University of St Andrews, 2015-06-25) - Thesis
    In this dissertation, I argue that David Lewis' abductive argument for Genuine Modal Realism (GMR) has the unwelcome, and hidden, implication of being unable to accommodate agent causation theories of free will. This is ...
  • Freedom as a moral concept 

    Kristjansson, Kristjan (University of St Andrews, 1990) - Thesis
    This thesis constitutes a conceptual inquiry into the nature of social freedom, which is held to be logically distinct from other freedom-concepts although it presupposes free-will/autarchy. The thesis argues for ...
  • Freedom as faith 

    Aganey, Diana (University of St Andrews, 2011-06-06) - Thesis
    The belief in free will is something we are entitled to hold despite what determinism says. This notion however cannot be adequately explained or defended by traditional accounts of freedom amongst which, compatibilist and ...
  • The metaphysics of agency 

    Schlosser, Markus E. (University of St Andrews, 2007) - Thesis
    Mainstream philosophy of action and mind construes intentional behaviour in terms of causal processes that lead from agent-involving mental states to action. Actions are construed as events, which are actions in virtue of ...