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Recent Submissions

  • Proper names and possible worlds 

    Girle, Roderic Allen (University of St Andrews, 1975) - Thesis
    In this essay a theory of proper names is developed and applied to the construction of quantified modal logics and to a discussion of problems concerning identity across possible worlds. The theory is then used to aid ...
  • Time, fixity, and the metaphysics of the future 

    Diekemper, Joseph (University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
    Philosophers who work on time often ignore the implications their doctrines have for the common sense intuition that the past is fixed and the future not. Similarly, those who work on fatalism, and whose arguments often ...
  • Rule-following: conventionalism, scepticism and rationality 

    Panjvani, Cyrus (University of St Andrews, 2003) - Thesis
    The thesis argues, in lie main, for both a negative and positive agenda to Wittgenstein's rule-following remarks in both his Philosophical Investigations and Remarks on the foundations of Mathematics. The negative agenda ...
  • Knowledge, lies and vagueness: a minimalist treatment 

    Greenough, Patrick (University of St Andrews, 2002) - Thesis
    Minimalism concerning truth is the view that that all there is to be said concerning truth is exhausted by a set of basic platitudes. In the first part of this thesis, I apply this methodology to the concept of knowledge. ...
  • Quine and Boolos on second-order logic : an examination of the debate 

    Morris, Sean (University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
    The aim of this thesis is to examine the debate between Quine and Boolos over the logical status of higher-order logic-with Quine taking the position that higher-logic is more properly understood as set theory and Boolos ...

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