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  • Analogy, rule-following and meaning 

    Williams, Andrew Simeon (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-28) - Thesis
    In this thesis, I argue that meaning something by a linguistic expression should be thought to consist, not in following a rule, but in drawing an analogy. I argue that using a linguistic expression meaningfully involves ...
  • Vehicle relationism : essays on samethinking and samesaying 

    Vikesdal, Sara Kasin (University of St Andrews, 2019-12-04) - Thesis
    This thesis is about the nature of samethinking and samesaying. These notions are broad and capture various distinct but related phenomena. I will focus on two particular understandings of ‘samethinking’, and on one ...
  • When others fail to comply : Kant on revolution, self-defence, and lying 

    Lo Re, Stefano (University of St Andrews, 2019-12-04) - Thesis
    According to a prominent line of interpretation, Kantians must sometimes choose between leaving individuals defenceless against evil or developing strategies to mitigate the stringency of duties in the face of others’ bad ...
  • Propositional unity and representation : theories of judgement from Kant to Wittgenstein 

    Dankova, Zuzana (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-24) - Thesis
    The aim of the thesis is to provide a fresh look at the beginning of the British analytic tradition, represented by early G. E. Moore and B. Russell and later by a young L. Wittgenstein, and emphasize especially the way ...
  • What justifies belief? : probability, normalcy, and the functional theory 

    Backes, Marvin (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-24) - Thesis
    ‘What justifies belief?’ This question is arguably one of the most important questions in contemporary epistemology. The first part of this study looks at two very different answers to the above question, but ultimately ...

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