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  • Conceptual room for ontic vagueness 

    Barnes, Elizabeth (University of St Andrews, 2007-06-20) - Thesis
    This thesis is a systematic investigation of whether there might be conceptual room for the idea that the world itself might be vague, independently of how we describe it. This idea – the existence of so-called ontic ...
  • Foundational issues in the metaphysics of David Lewis 

    Nappo, Francesco (University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
    Few contributions in the field of metaphysics can be compared, for their depth and impact, to the work of the American philosopher David K. Lewis. A feature of this work, which partly explain its great appeal, is its ...
  • Knowledge, lies and vagueness : a minimalist treatment 

    Greenough, Patrick (University of St Andrews, 2002) - Thesis
    Minimalism concerning truth is the view that that all there is to be said concerning truth is exhausted by a set of basic platitudes. In the first part of this thesis, I apply this methodology to the concept of knowledge. ...
  • Living on the slippery slope : the nature, sources and logic of vagueness 

    Zardini, Elia (University of St Andrews, 2008-06-25) - Thesis
    According to the dominant approach in the theory of vagueness, the nature of the vagueness of an expression ‘F’ consists in its presenting borderline cases in an appropriately ordered series: objects which are neither ...
  • Vagueness and identity 

    Odrowąż-Sypniewska, Joanna (University of St Andrews, 2001) - Thesis
    The main focus of this thesis is indeterminate identity and its relations to vague objects and to imprecise designation. Evans's argument concerning indeterminate-identity statements is often regarded as a proof that vague ...