St Andrews is one of the leading international centres for philosophy in Britain. We offer graduate teaching at a level that matches the best graduate programmes elsewhere in the world, in a wide area of philosophy and the history of philosophy.

For more information please visit the Department of Philosophy home page.

Recent Submissions

  • A human right to cultural heritage 

    Davidaviciute, Rasa (2022-11-30) - Thesis
    In recent years, global institutions like the UN and UNESCO have increasingly treated obligations to preserve cultural heritage as obligations to uphold human rights. Owing to the relative novelty of this approach, little ...
  • Self-identification, group-membership, and the race-gender analogy 

    Kopec, Kim Laura (2022-11-30) - Thesis
    Self-identification is often quickly dismissed as a possible criterion for group-membership. I explore what self-identification might be and how it might figure into group-membership. I set out desiderata for an account ...
  • Perspectival attitudes and assertions 

    Lin, Lixiao (2023-11-29) - Thesis
    This thesis examines two types of perspectival attitudes and assertions: those about oneself, such as "I am in Martyrs Kirk Library" or "my house is on fire", and those about matters of personal tastes, such as "Super Mario ...
  • Philosophy and the aim for truth 

    Kaspers, Tom (2023-06-12) - Thesis
    This thesis seeks to answer the question: Does philosophy aim for truth? To address this question, I must first ask a more general question: What is it to aim for truth? My approach to answering this latter question uses ...
  • Thought and predication in Frege and Russell 

    Pereira Mestre Da Conceicao, Jose Manuel (2023-06-12) - Thesis
    This dissertation offers a reappraisal of how Russell’s views about thought and predication around the time of his Principles of Mathematics relate to Frege’s own theorizing about those topics. It does so by telling a story ...

View more