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Recent Submissions

  • Essays on the nature and roles of knowledge 

    Hughes, Nicholas (University of St Andrews, 2015-06-25) - Thesis
    This dissertation is comprised of five independent essays on the theme of the nature and roles of knowledge. The essays are intended to be free-standing pieces of work and should be read as such. Contents: 1. An Existential ...
  • Frege's case for the logicality of his basic laws 

    Yates, Alexander (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
    Frege wanted to show that arithmetical truths are logical by proving them from purely logical basic laws. But how do we know that these basic laws are logical? Frege uses generality and undeniability to make a prima facie ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mandeville, Hutcheson, and Hume on pride and honour 

    Barrenechea Dominguez, Bihotz (University of St Andrews, 2014-09) - Thesis
    Pride has been a problematic passion in many moral systems for it has been seen as having harmful consequences at an individual and political level. This thesis will argue that is a philosophical tradition that has seen ...

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