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Recent Submissions

  • What people say : publicity without semanticity 

    Tamburini, Victor (2024-12-04) - Thesis
    When a speaker utters a declarative sentence, we may report her speech indirectly: ‘She said that p’. What determines the content reported as what is said (p in ‘she said that p’)? In this dissertation I argue in a novel ...
  • The liberal case for transformative manipulation 

    McLean, Colin Alexander (2024-12-04) - Thesis
    The liberal philosophical tradition is defined in part by a commitment to political conditions that reflect a view of persons as independent agents who are capable of determining for themselves what matters in life. ...
  • The ethics of harming 

    Joseph, Joel (2024-12-04) - Thesis
    Commonsense morality rejects an unqualified requirement to promote the overall good. Moral constraints prohibit you from bringing about the overall good. For example, you seem morally required to save five people over one. ...
  • Making transformative decisions 

    Randell, Petronella Ruth (2024-12-04) - Thesis
    This thesis investigates the question of whether we can make transformative decisions rationally. The first chapter introduces and explores the nature of transformative experiences: what are they, and how do they bring ...
  • The necessity of respect in Kant's moral theory : the role and ramifications of 'Achtung' 

    Richmond, Lucy (University of St Andrews, 2020-12-02) - Thesis
    Within Kant’s moral theory, this at least is clear: without a capacity for a unique type of feeling - respect for the law (Achtung fürs Gesetz) - finite and imperfectly rational beings (such as human beings) would find ...

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