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  • Remember the medium! : film, medium specificity, and response-dependence 

    Torregrossa, Clotilde (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-22) - Thesis
    Medium specificity is a theory, or rather a cluster of arguments, in aesthetics that rests on the idea that media are the physical material that makes up artworks, and that this material contains specific and unique features ...
  • Fiction and its objects 

    Watkins, Ashley Everett (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-22) - Thesis
    This thesis develops a metaphysics of fictional objects that is embedded in a theory of fictional practice and maximally preserves the meanings of our fictional utterances. I begin by asking two questions: How can it be ...
  • The anatomy of aesthetic experience 

    Ursell, James (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-22) - Thesis
    The primary aim of this thesis is to formulate an intensional definition of aesthetic experience. Its secondary aims are (i) to show how this definition might be used for empirical research and (ii) to better understand ...
  • Generics, modality, and morality 

    Thakral, Ravi (University of St Andrews, 2019-12-04) - Thesis
    The issues in this dissertation reside at the intersections of, and relationships between, topics concerning the meaning of generic generalizations, natural language modality, the nature and role of moral principles, and ...
  • Taking moral indeterminacy seriously : in defence of compatibility between moral realism and indeterminacy 

    Kim, Jiwon (University of St Andrews, 2019-12-04) - Thesis
    Moral indeterminacy appears to be incompatible with moral realism at first glance because moral realists believe that there are objective moral facts in the world, which seem determinate. Given the commitment to objective ...

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