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Recent Submissions

  • What do I know? scepticism : reasoning and knowledge 

    Carrick, Laurence (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-28) - Thesis
    This thesis concerns approaches to solving the problem of paradoxical sceptical arguments from ignorance within contemporary epistemology. In chapter 1, I critically discuss three frameworks for approaching the sceptical ...
  • The nexus of control: intentional activity and moral accountability 

    Conradie, Niël (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-28) - Thesis
    There is a conceptual knot at the intersection of moral responsibility and action theory. This knot can be expressed as the following question: What is the relationship between an agent’s openness to moral responsibility ...
  • The role of well-being in ethics 

    Rodogno, Raffaele (University of St Andrews, 2003) - Thesis
    In this thesis I assess the role of well-being in ethics. In order to do so I reply to a threefold charge against the importance of well-being in ethics. In What We Owe to Each Other Scanlon argues (1) that the concept of ...
  • Rejecting moral obligation 

    Robertson, Simon (University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
    The thesis argues that, were there any moral obligations, they would be categorical; but there are no categorical requirements on action; therefore, there are no moral obligations. The underlying claim is that, because of ...
  • Contemporary ethical naturalism : a comparative metaethical evaluation of expressivism and Cornell realism 

    Sonderholm, Jorn (University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
    This thesis contains a critical discussion of two metaethical theories: expressivism, as developed in the works of Simon Blackburn, and Cornell realism, as presented by Richard Boyd and David Brink. In the introduction, a ...

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