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Recent Submissions

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    Randall, Leonard Avery (University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis
  • Essentialism in Aristotle, Kripke and Fine : differences in explanatory purposes 

    Sattler, Wolfgang (University of St Andrews, 2017) - Thesis
    In this dissertation I compare the different forms of essentialism that we find in Aristotle, Saul Kripke and Kit Fine. I argue that there is a clear difference in explanatory purpose between Aristotle’s essentialism on ...
  • Taking meaning out of context : essays on the foundations of natural language semantics 

    Cameron, Matthew Dunbar (University of St Andrews, 2018) - Thesis
    David Lewis articulated minimal constraints on a formal theory of natural language semantics that have been widely adopted by subsequent theorists: compositionality and sentence truth in a given context. In the process, ...
  • Kant's concept of the good 

    Tonissen, Bas Ben Martien; Snedegar, Justin (University of St Andrews, 2018) - Thesis
    This dissertation asks what Kant means when he talks about the good, and what role this concept plays in his ethical theory. It is divided into three chapters. The first examines the context in which this question was first ...
  • "You want me to do what?!" : a reasonable response to overly demanding moral theories 

    Slater, Joe (University of St Andrews, 2018) - Thesis
    This thesis is about demandingness objections. It is claimed that various moral theories ask too much of moral agents, and for that reason should be rejected or modified accordingly. In the first chapter, I consider what ...

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