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  • ACPQ Special Issue on Elizabeth Anscombe : Editor's Introduction 

    Haldane, John Joseph (2016) - Journal item
    Introduction to Special Issue of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly on The Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe
  • Analytic Pragmatism and universal LX vocabulary 

    Samuels, Richard; Scharp, Kevin (2017-08-24) - Journal article
    In his recent John Locke Lectures – published as Between Saying and Doing – Brandom extends and refines his views on the nature of language and philosophy by developing a position that he calls Analytic Pragmatism. Although ...
  • Anscombe and Geach on Mind and the Soul 

    Haldane, John Joseph (2016-05-04) - Journal article
    Anscombe and Geach were among the most interesting philosophers to have come out of Oxford in the twentieth century. Even before they encountered Wittgenstein, they had begun to distinguish themselves from their contemporaries, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Avoiding philosophy as a trump-card in sociological writing. A study from the discourse of evidence-based healthcare 

    Reid, Benet (2017-11) - Journal article
    In this article I explore a situation where health sociologists encounter pure-philosophical reasoning in the fabric of social life. Accounts of the relationship between philosophy and sociology tend to be framed in abstract ...
  • Being art - a study in ontology 

    Weh, Michael (University of St Andrews, 2007-06) - Thesis
    I present and defend a two-category ontology of art. The basic idea of it is that singular artworks are physical objects, whereas multiple artworks are types of which there can be tokens in the form of performances, ...
  • Business ethics & collective responsibility 

    Dempsey, James A. (University of St Andrews, 2013-11-30) - Thesis
    The idea that ‘business ethics’ picks out a distinct discipline within ethical theory is contentious; in particular, it is unclear why theoretical approaches to moral and political philosophy cannot satisfactorily address ...
  • Disagreements, philosophical and otherwise 

    Weatherson, Brian James (Oxford University Press, 2013-06-10) - Book item
  • Does the church in Scotland still need theology? 

    Fraser, Liam (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2014-06-01) - Journal article
    Liam Fraser’s prize-winning essay takes the approach of standing back to question the question of whether the church needs theology. This takes the form of investigating what the church in Scotland is like now, and also ...
  • Essentialism, nominalism, and modality: the modal theories of Robert Kilwardby & John Buridan 

    Johnston, Spencer C. (University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis
    In the last 30 years there has been growing interest in and a greater appreciation of the unique contributions that medieval authors have made to the history of logic. In this thesis, we compare and contrast the modal ...
  • The influence of philosophical perspectives in integrative research : a conservation case study in the Cairngorms National Park 

    Evely, Anna C.; Fazey, Ioan Raymond Albert; Pinard, Michelle; Lambin, Xavier (2008-12) - Journal article
    The benefits of increasing the contribution of the social sciences in the fields of environmental and conservation science disciplines are increasingly recognized. However, integration between the social and natural sciences ...
  • 'Looking down time's telescope at myself': reincarnation and global futures in David Mitchell's fictional worlds 

    Harris-Birtill, Rose (2017-09-08) - Journal article
    This essay explores the trope of reincarnation across the works of British author David Mitchell (b.1969) as an alternative approach to linear temporality, whose spiralling cyclicality warns of the dangers of seeing past ...
  • “The love of wisdom: an introduction to philosophy for theologians” by Andrew Davison 

    Birch, Jonathan C. P. (St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, 2015-12-20) - Book review
    Review of: Andrew Davison, The Love of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy for Theologians (London: SCM Press, 2013), pp. xvii + 310. £25.00.
  • Narrative structure and philosophical debates in Tristram Shandy and Jacques le fataliste 

    Whiskin, Margaux Elizabeth (University of St Andrews, 2012-06-19) - Thesis
    The aim of the present thesis is to analyse how the narrative affects the various philosophical debates in Tristram Shandy and Jacques le fataliste. Contrary to what one expects from a philosophical novel, Sterne and Diderot ...
  • On Plato's conception of philosophy in the Republic and certain post-Republic dialogues 

    Labriola, Daniele (University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
    This dissertation is generally concerned with Plato’s conception of philosophy, as the conception is ascertainable from the Republic and certain ‘post-Republic’ dialogues. It argues that philosophy, according to Plato, is ...
  • On the indeterminacy of the meter 

    Scharp, Kevin (2017-12-01) - Journal article
    In the International System of Units (SI), ‘meter’ is defined in terms of seconds and the speed of light, and ‘second’ is defined in terms of properties of cesium 133 atoms. I show that one consequence of these definitions ...
  • The principles and practice of Christian education in the churches of England and Scotland, 1900-1965 

    MacRae, Andrew Donald (University of St Andrews, 1985) - Thesis
    This study deals with the principles and practice of Christian Education in the Churches of England and Scotland from the viewpoints of theological understanding, educational theory, and practical experimentation. Because ...
  • Thomas Hobbes: theorist of the law 

    Lang, Anthony F.; Slomp, Gabriella (2015-12-28) - Journal article
    This short article introduces the papers that follow on the topic of Hobbes as a theorist of the law. It provides an overview of Hobbes reputation as a theorist of law in both domestic and international theory. The paper ...
  • The work of Hans Aarsleff : a brief introduction 

    Haakonssen, Knud (2016) - Journal article
    The essay provides an overview of the main lines of argument that run through the work of Hans Aarsleff. The emphasis is on the history of language theory as an integral part of intellectual history.