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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 ...
    • Approaching death in the classical tradition 

      Cameron, Peter (2008-06-26) - Thesis
      The thesis consists of five chapters: the first functions as an overture; the second, third and fourth deal with Plato, Cicero and Montaigne respectively; and the fifth raises some questions. The overture explores ...
    • Aristotle on mathematical objects 

      Gühler, Janine (University of St Andrews, 2015-06) - Thesis
      My thesis is an exposition and defence of Aristotle’s philosophy of mathematics. The first part of my thesis is an exposition of Aristotle’s cryptic and challenging view on mathematics and is based on remarks scattered ...
    • The crime of aggression : a critical historical inquiry of the just war tradition 

      Ashfaq, Muhammad (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-26) - Thesis
      Why has international society been unable to develop political and judicial collective-security arrangements to limit external aggression? The thesis argues that efforts to limit aggression in moral and legal theory have ...
    • Law, reconciliation and philosophy : Athenian democracy at the end of the fifth century B.C. 

      Huang, Juin-lung (University of St Andrews, 2008) - Thesis
      The purpose of this thesis is to defend Athenian democracy against a long-established suspicion that the Athenian government, with its radical form of popular participation, was not only incompetent but also dangerous. ...
    • Love and madness in Plato's Phaedrus 

      Fan, Li (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
      The central thesis of the dissertation is that in the Phaedrus philosophy is presented as a kind of madness in a strict sense, that is to say, the claim is not that philosophy is necessarily unappreciated by the many, hence ...
    • Madness in Socratic philosophy : Xenophon, Plato and Epictetus 

      Shelton, Matthew James (2019-06-27) - Thesis
      My central claim is that three Socratic philosophers, Xenophon, Plato and Epictetus, engage with views presented as non-philosophical in their discussions of madness, and this engagement, which has not been sufficiently ...
    • Myth and argument in Plato’s Phaedrus, Republic, and Phaedo 

      Fossati, Manlio (2016-05) - Thesis
      Myth and Argument in Plato’s Phaedrus, Republic, and Phaedo investigates the role played by eschatological myth in the arguments of Plato’s Phaedrus, Republic and Phaedo. It argues that a reconsideration of the agenda ...
    • 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 ...
    • Plato's understanding of piety 

      Abraham, David (University of St Andrews, 2011-06-21) - Thesis
      The Euthyphro portrays Plato’s mentor, Socrates, asking the question, “what is piety”? In the Apology Socrates defends himself from charges of impiety and suggests an answer to this question. Plato amplifies this answer ...
    • «Training the soul in excellence» : musical theory and practice in Plato's dialogues, between ethics and aesthetics 

      Lynch, Tosca (2013-11-18) - Thesis
      This thesis offers a technically informed examination of Plato’s pervasive, though not innocent, use of musical theory, practice and musical concepts more generally within the ambitious ethical project outlined in many of ...
    • The value of pleasure in Plato's Philebus and Aristotle's Ethics 

      Aufderheide, Joachim (University of St Andrews, 2011-11-28) - Thesis
      This thesis is a study of the theories of pleasure as proposed in Plato’s Philebus, Aristotle’s EN VII.11-14 and EN X.1-5, with particular emphasis on the value of pleasure. Focusing on the Philebus in Chapters 1 and 2, I ...