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  • Computational, experimental, and statistical analyses of social learning in humans and animals 

    Whalen, Andrew (University of St Andrews, 2016-07-22) - Thesis
    Social learning is ubiquitous among animals and humans and is thought to be critical to the widespread success of humans and to the development and evolution of human culture. Evolutionary theory, however, suggests that ...
  • Computing finite semigroups 

    East, J.; Egri-Nagy, A.; Mitchell, J. D.; Péresse, Y. (2015-10-07) - Journal article
    Using a variant of Schreier's Theorem, and the theory of Green's relations, we show how to reduce the computation of an arbitrary subsemigroup of a finite regular semigroup to that of certain associated subgroups. Examples ...
  • Computing in matrix groups without memory 

    Cameron, Peter Jephson; Fairbairn, Ben; Gadouleau, Maximilien (2014-11-02) - Journal article
    Memoryless computation is a novel means of computing any function of a set of registers by updating one register at a time while using no memory. We aim to emulate how computations are performed on modern cores, since they ...
  • Computing in permutation groups without memory 

    Cameron, Peter Jephson; Fairbairn, Ben; Gadouleau, Maximilien (2014-11-02) - Journal article
    Memoryless computation is a new technique to compute any function of a set of registers by updating one register at a time while using no memory. Its aim is to emulate how computations are performed in modern cores, since ...
  • Computing partition functions of PCFGs 

    Nederhof, Mark Jan; Satta, Giorgio (2008-10) - Journal article
    We investigate the problem of computing the partition function of a probabilistic context-free grammar, and consider a number of applicable methods. Particular attention is devoted to PCFGs that result from the intersection ...
  • Computing the aqueous solubility of organic drug-like molecules and understanding hydrophobicity 

    McDonagh, James L. (University of St Andrews, 2015-06-24) - Thesis
    This thesis covers a range of methodologies to provide an account of the current (2010-2014) state of the art and to develop new methods for solubility prediction. We focus on predictions of intrinsic aqueous solubility, ...
  • The concept of enmity in the political philosophy of Hobbes 

    Jaede, Maximilian (University of St Andrews, 2015-06-23) - Thesis
    To the author’s knowledge, this is the first systematic study of the concept of enmity in the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. Examining this important category does not only elucidate the concept itself, but also ...
  • The concept of happiness in Kant's moral, legal and political philosophy 

    Pinheiro Walla, Alice (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
    This doctoral thesis analyzes the systematic role of Kant’s conception of happiness in his moral, legal and political theory. Although many of his conclusions and arguments are directly or indirectly influenced by his ...
  • Concepts and meaning in medieval philosophy 

    Read, Stephen (Fordham University Press, 2014-12) - Book item
    In his recent study, Concepts, Fodor identifies five nonnegotiable constraints on any theory of concepts. These theses were all shared by the standard medieval theories of concepts. However, those theories were cognitivist, ...
  • Concepts in context 

    Onofri, Andrea (University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
  • Concepts of folly in English Renaissance literature : with particular reference to Shakespeare and Jonson 

    Bulman, Helen Lois (University of St Andrews, 1991) - Thesis
    Chapter 1 considers Barclay's 'Ship of Fools' in relation to other folly literature in English, particularly Lydgate's 'Order of Fools', Skelton's 'Bowge of Courte', and 'Cocke Lorrel's Bote'. Motifs, allegories and the ...
  • A conceptual framework for assessing the ecosystem service of waste remediation: in the marine environment 

    Watson, Stephen C. L.; Paterson, David M.; Queirós, Ana M.; Rees, Andrew P.; Stephens, Nicholas; Widdicombe, Stephen; Beaumont, Nicola J. (2016-07-21) - Journal article
    In the marine environment, the ecosystem service of Waste Remediation (WR) enables humans to utilise the natural functioning of ecosystems to process and detoxify a large number of waste products and therefore avoid harmful ...
  • 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 ...
  • Conceptualising ‘success’ with those convicted of terrorism offences : aims, methods, and barriers to reintegration 

    Marsden, Sarah Victoria (2015) - Journal article
    Despite an increasing need to understand the aims of work with ex-prisoners convicted of terrorism offences, the knowledge base remains underdeveloped. Notwithstanding this limited theoretical and empirical foundation, ...
  • Conciliar politics and administration in the reign of Henry VII 

    Ford, Lisa L. (University of St Andrews, 2001) - Thesis
    Since Elton's commentary on the absence of critical study of the early Tudor council in 1964, some progress has been made towards a wider, fuller, more detailed understanding of Henry VII's council and where it fits-or ...
  • Conducting olefin metathesis reactions in air : breaking the paradigm 

    Guidone, Stefano; Songis, Olivier; Nahra, Fady; Cazin, Catherine S.J. (2015) - Journal article
    The first study of low catalyst loading olefin metathesis reactions in air is reported. TON values of up to 7000 were obtained using non-degassed solvents with commercially available pre-catalysts Caz-1, Hov-II and Ind-II. ...
  • ‘A confession of ignorance’ : deaths from old age and deciphering cause-of-death statistics in Scotland, 1855–1949 

    Reid, A.; Garrett, E.; Dibben, C.; Williamson, L. (2015-02-11) - Journal article
    A large amount of the research undertaken in an attempt to discover the reasons underlying the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century mortality decline in Britain has relied on the statistics published by the Registrars ...
  • The confirmability and disconfirmability of trait concepts revisited : does content matter? 

    Tausch, Nicole; Kenworthy, Jared B.; Hewstone, Miles (2007-03) - Journal article
    M. Rothbart and B. Park (1986) demonstrated that, consistent with the common negativity bias, positive traits are difficult to confirm and easy to disconfirm, whereas the opposite is true for negative traits. This article ...
  • Conflict in Corinth : the appropriateness of honour-shame as the primary social context 

    Finney, Mark T. (University of St Andrews, 2004) - Thesis
    Many recent studies in contemporary social anthropology have noted the vital import of the concepts of honour and shame and how these are able both to generate ideas of social identity within a community, and, in particular, ...
  • Conflict of law and the methodology of Tarjīẖ : a study in Islamic legal theory 

    Bakar, Mohd Daud (University of St Andrews, 1993-11) - Thesis
    Islamic law never achieved unity but expressed itself in, at least, four surviving schools. More interestingly, contemporary Muslim communities are still divided among themselves on a number of issues related to their ...