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Recent Submissions

  • Refugee law and states' obligations 

    Walker, Jessica (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    The current legal definition of the term ‘refugee’ fails to recognise the centrality of refugees’ hardship and in doing so draws morally arbitrary distinctions between different types of refugees. I use Wiggins’ 1987 paper ...
  • Personal identity and practical reason 

    Hummel, Patrik Alexander (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-28) - Thesis
    In this thesis, I argue that the interdependence between personal identity and practical concerns is overstated. In paradigmatic places where philosophers and common sense suggest that personal identity constrains how we ...
  • Invariance and intensionality : new perspectives on logicality 

    Grossi, Marco (University of St Andrews, 2018-12-07) - Thesis
    What are logical notions? According to a very popular proposal, a logical notion is something invariant under some “transformation” of objects, usually permutations or isomorphisms. The first chapter is about extending ...
  • The dual nature of causation : two necessary and jointly sufficient conditions 

    Touborg, Caroline Torpe (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-28) - Thesis
    In this dissertation, I propose a reductive account of causation. This account may be stated as follows: Causation: 𝘤 is a cause of 𝘦 within a possibility horizon ℋ iff a) 𝘤 is process-connected to 𝘦, and b) 𝘦 ...
  • A pluralistic solution to the relationalism versus representationalism debate 

    Black, Paul Andrew (University of St Andrews, 2018-12-07) - Thesis
    A great deal of philosophy of perception literature has been concerned with determining the fundamental philosophical account of perception. The overwhelming majority of contemporary work in this area has advocated for ...

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