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  • 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 ...
  • Full-bloodedness, modesty and minimalist truth 

    Billinge, Daniel (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    This thesis discusses the central ideas that surround Michael Dummett’s claim that there is an incompatibility between a truth-conditional conception of meaning and a minimalist conception of truth. These ideas are brought ...
  • Indexicality and presupposition : explorations beyond truth-conditional information 

    Stokke, Andreas (University of St Andrews, 2010-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis consists of four essays and an introduction dedicated to two main topics: indexicality and presupposition. The first essay is concerned with an alleged problem for the standard treatment of indexicals on which ...
  • 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 ...
  • On describing 

    Schoubye, Anders Johan (University of St Andrews, 2011-11-25) - Thesis
    The overarching topic of this dissertation is the semantics and pragmatics of definite descriptions. It focuses on the question whether sentences such as ‘the king of France is bald’ literally assert the existence of a ...
  • On Wittgenstein's notion of the objectivity of mathematical proofs 

    Trevino-Tarango, Martha Alicia (University of St Andrews, 2013-06) - Thesis
    This work analyses and defends Wittgenstein's definition of mathematical objectivity, looking particularly at his account of mathematical proofs, of what makes them normative, and what role mathematical and linguistic ...
  • Propositions : an essay on linguistic content 

    Hodgson, Thomas William Strickland (University of St Andrews, 2013-06-27) - Thesis
    This thesis presents an account of the nature of structured propositions and addresses a series of questions that arise from that proposal. Chapter 1 presents the account and explains how it meets standard objections to ...