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Recent Submissions

  • Understanding Bernard Williams's criticism of Aristotelian naturalism 

    Addison, Michael (University of St Andrews, 2016-06) - Thesis
    In Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy (henceforth ELP) Williams claims that holding a naturalistic Aristotelian ethical theory is no longer an option for us—we cannot believe what Aristotle believed about human beings. ...
  • Feminist methodologies in moral philosophy 

    Markey, Bren April (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    This thesis develops a critique of the methodology of mainstream academic moral philosophy, based on insights from feminist and more generally anti-oppressive political thought. The thesis consists of two parts. In ...
  • Full-bloodedness, modesty and minimalist truth 

    Billinge, Daniel (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    This thesis discusses the central ideas that surround Michael Dummett’s claim that there is an incompatibility between a truth-conditional conception of meaning and a minimalist conception of truth. These ideas are brought ...
  • An argument for anti-perfectionism 

    McDevitt, Patrick (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    In political philosophy, perfectionism is the view that it is the job of the state to best enable its citizens to live good or flourishing lives. It claims that certain lives can be judged to be sound, and thus instructs ...
  • The epistemic province of photography 

    De Asis, Ines Nicole Echevarria (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    This thesis argues that photographs enhance the repertoire of seeing the way eyeglasses, microscopes and telescopes do. This kinship is based on these devices sharing a feature called transparency. Transparent devices ...

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