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  • Almost identical, almost innocent 

    Hawley, Katherine Jane (2017-09-12) - Journal article
    In his 1991 book, Parts of Classes, David Lewis discusses the idea that composition is identity, alongside the idea that mereological overlap is a form of partial identity. But this notion of partial identity does nothing ...
  • A challenge to the permissibility of procreation 

    Su, Yu-Ting (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-08) - Thesis
    The Non-Identity Problem (the NIP) raises a series of problems to the morality of procreation. The NIP, I believe, highlights a fundamental problem concerning the justifiability of procreation. In chapter 1, I introduce ...
  • Transformative treatments 

    Paul, L. A.; Healy, Kieran (2016-11-07) - Journal article
    Contemporary social-scientific research seeks to identify specific causal mechanisms for outcomes of theoretical interest. Experiments that randomize populations to treatment and control conditions are the “gold standard” ...
  • Early eighteenth-century British moral philosophers and the possibility of virtue 

    Veitch, Emma (University of St Andrews, 2017-10-02) - Thesis
    The general aim of this thesis is to further undermine the convention that British moral philosophy of the early eighteenth century is best conceived as a struggle between rationalist and sentimentalist epistemologies. I ...
  • Social mereology 

    Hawley, Katherine Jane (2017-10-25) - Journal article
    What kind of entity is a committee, a book group or a band? I argue that committees and other such social groups are concrete, composite particulars, having ordinary human beings amongst their parts. So the committee members ...

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