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Recent Submissions

  • Necessitism, contingentism and theory equivalence 

    Jacinto, Bruno (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    Two main questions are addressed in this dissertation, namely: 1. What is the correct higher-order modal theory; 2. What does it take for theories to be equivalent. The whole dissertation consists of an extended argument ...
  • Saying nothing : in defence of syntactic and semantic underdetermination 

    Bowker, Mark (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    According to the Encoding Model, speakers communicate by encoding the propositions they want to communicate into sentences, in accordance with the conventions of a language L. By uttering a sentence that encodes p, the ...
  • Love and madness in Plato's Phaedrus 

    Fan, Li (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    The central thesis of the dissertation is that in the Phaedrus philosophy is presented as a kind of madness in a strict sense, that is to say, the claim is not that philosophy is necessarily unappreciated by the many, hence ...
  • Acting and understanding 

    Blomberg Stathopoulos, Alexander C. (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    This thesis concerns the question of what it is for a subject to act. It answers this question in three steps. The first step is taken by arguing that any satisfactory answer must build on the idea that an action is something ...
  • Essentialism, nominalism, and modality: the modal theories of Robert Kilwardby & John Buridan 

    Johnston, Spencer C. (University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis
    In the last 30 years there has been growing interest in and a greater appreciation of the unique contributions that medieval authors have made to the history of logic. In this thesis, we compare and contrast the modal ...

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