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Recent Submissions

  • Generics, modality, and morality 

    Thakral, Ravi (University of St Andrews, 2019-12-04) - Thesis
    The issues in this dissertation reside at the intersections of, and relationships between, topics concerning the meaning of generic generalizations, natural language modality, the nature and role of moral principles, and ...
  • Taking moral indeterminacy seriously : in defence of compatibility between moral realism and indeterminacy 

    Kim, Jiwon (University of St Andrews, 2019-12-04) - Thesis
    Moral indeterminacy appears to be incompatible with moral realism at first glance because moral realists believe that there are objective moral facts in the world, which seem determinate. Given the commitment to objective ...
  • Analogy, rule-following and meaning 

    Williams, Andrew Simeon (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-28) - Thesis
    In this thesis, I argue that meaning something by a linguistic expression should be thought to consist, not in following a rule, but in drawing an analogy. I argue that using a linguistic expression meaningfully involves ...
  • Vehicle relationism : essays on samethinking and samesaying 

    Vikesdal, Sara Kasin (University of St Andrews, 2019-12-04) - Thesis
    This thesis is about the nature of samethinking and samesaying. These notions are broad and capture various distinct but related phenomena. I will focus on two particular understandings of ‘samethinking’, and on one ...
  • When others fail to comply : Kant on revolution, self-defence, and lying 

    Lo Re, Stefano (University of St Andrews, 2019-12-04) - Thesis
    According to a prominent line of interpretation, Kantians must sometimes choose between leaving individuals defenceless against evil or developing strategies to mitigate the stringency of duties in the face of others’ bad ...

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