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Recent Submissions

  • Being and thinking in the social world : phenomenological illuminations of social cognition and human selfhood 

    Higgins, Joe (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
    At least since the time of Aristotle, it has been widely accepted that “man is by nature a social animal”. We eat, sleep, talk, laugh, cry, love, fight and create in ways that integrally depend on others and the social ...
  • Acta and omissions 

    Donald, Alexander Paul (University of St Andrews, 1989) - Thesis
    I identify and examine the grounds on which we describe an agent's non-doing as an omission to do X, and a cause of Y. I distinguish between the formal and material aspects of an omission. This is useful in setting aside ...
  • Liberal trusteeship : preparatory work for an epistemic defence of non-egalitarian liberalism 

    Dagkas-Tsoukalas, Vladimiros (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
    This thesis examines some epistemic defences of democracy put forward by David Estlund, Michael Fuerstein, Cheryl Misak, and Fabienne Peter, as well as a critique of democracy raised by Jason Brennan. It then develops an ...
  • Proof, rigour and informality : a virtue account of mathematical knowledge 

    Tanswell, Fenner Stanley (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
    This thesis is about the nature of proofs in mathematics as it is practiced, contrasting the informal proofs found in practice with formal proofs in formal systems. In the first chapter I present a new argument against the ...
  • Reflective luck and meta-epistemological scepticism 

    Neil, Charles Anthony (University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
    In this thesis, I argue that a particular type of epistemic luck, called “reflective luck”, motivates a meta-epistemological challenge to externalism about justification. I argue that the meta-epistemological challenge ...

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