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Recent Submissions

  • Why more than what happens matters : robust rights and harmless wronging 

    Bowen, Joseph (University of St Andrews, 2020-07-27) - Thesis
    Abstract. This thesis examines a range of cases in which it appears one’s rights against harm are violated by another’s behaviour, even though this behaviour has done one no harm. Call these cases of harmless wronging. ...
  • The dignity of persons : Kantian ethics and utilitarianism 

    Sierra Vélez, Lucas (University of St Andrews, 2020-07-27) - Thesis
    This work is an attempt to develop a general ethical framework, the product of the synthesis of Kantian ethics and Utilitarianism, giving us a basic account of the dignity of persons and the structure of the moral community. ...
  • Plato on time as a cosmic phenomenon 

    Lazzarini, Lorenzo (University of St Andrews, 2020-07-27) - Thesis
    The thesis presents an original interpretation of the account of time in the Timaeus (37c6-39e2), arguing that time in Plato is best conceived of as a cosmic phenomenon. In Part I, my view is contrasted in crucial respects ...
  • Remember the medium! : film, medium specificity, and response-dependence 

    Torregrossa, Clotilde (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-22) - Thesis
    Medium specificity is a theory, or rather a cluster of arguments, in aesthetics that rests on the idea that media are the physical material that makes up artworks, and that this material contains specific and unique features ...
  • Fiction and its objects 

    Watkins, Ashley Everett (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-22) - Thesis
    This thesis develops a metaphysics of fictional objects that is embedded in a theory of fictional practice and maximally preserves the meanings of our fictional utterances. I begin by asking two questions: How can it be ...

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