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Recent Submissions

  • Multi-descriptional physicalism, level(s) of being, and the mind-body problem 

    Ioannou, Savvas (2022-06-13) - Thesis
    The main idea of this thesis is multi-descriptional physicalism. According to it, only physical entities are elements of our ontology, and there are different ways to describe them. Higher-level vocabularies (e.g., mental, ...
  • The group right to privacy 

    Puri, Anuj (University of St Andrews, 2022-06-13) - Thesis
    In the age of Big Data Analytics and Covid-19 Apps, the conventional conception of privacy that focuses excessively on the identification of the individual is inadequate to safeguard an individual’s identity and autonomy, ...
  • Consent, epistemic equity and a revised theory of legitimacy 

    MacDougall, Graham David (University of St Andrews, 2021-12-01) - Thesis
    In this thesis I argue, against prevailing wisdom in contemporary political philosophy, that consent is a sufficient ground of political legitimacy and I argue for a set of necessary conditions that must be satisfied in ...
  • Existence, actuality and logical pluralism 

    Rossi, Alessandro (University of St Andrews, 2021-12-01) - Thesis
    This work considers data about the intentional nature of human cognition, and traces their consequences for debates in the philosophy and epistemology of logic, and metaphysics. The first part of this work, comprising its ...
  • Structural rationality for self-governance : why we ought to have coherent sets of attitudes 

    LiBrizzi, Jacob (University of St Andrews, 2021-06-28) - Thesis
    In this project I argue that, as agents, we have a normative commitment to avoid incoherent combinations of attitudes. To this end, I defend an amended version of Alex Worsnip’s (2020) position on normative requirements ...

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