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(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
Aristotle on mathematical objects
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06) - Thesis
My thesis is an exposition and defence of Aristotle’s philosophy of mathematics. The first part of my thesis is an exposition of Aristotle’s cryptic and challenging view on mathematics and is based on remarks scattered ...
Love and madness in Plato's Phaedrus
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
The central thesis of the dissertation is that in the Phaedrus philosophy is presented as a kind of madness in a strict sense, that is to say, the claim is not that philosophy is necessarily unappreciated by the many, hence ...
(University of St Andrews, 2003-06) - Thesis
A puzzle is generated by two intuitions about artworks: 1. There is no prima facie reason to take artworks to be mind-independent objects; 2. Aesthetic judgments are objective. These intuitions seem to be in tension, for ...
Plato's understanding of piety
(University of St Andrews, 2011-06-21) - Thesis
The Euthyphro portrays Plato’s mentor, Socrates, asking the question, “what is piety”? In the Apology Socrates defends himself from charges of impiety and suggests an answer to this question. Plato amplifies this answer ...
Time, fixity, and the metaphysics of the future
(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 ...
Autonomy and purity in Kant's moral theory
(University of St Andrews, 2010-06-25) - Thesis
Kant believed that the moral law is a law that the rational will legislates. This thesis examines this claim and its broader implications for Kant’s moral theory. Many are drawn to Kantian ethics because of its emphasis ...
Ideals, reasons, and the second person
(University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
The aim of this thesis is to shed light on important aspects of the role ideals play in practical reasoning. In the first chapter an account of ideals as conceptions of admirable ways of being (a true friend, a great ...
Why should I be moral? : toward a defence of the categoricity and normative authority of moral considerations
(University of St Andrews, 2004) - Thesis
Can we ever be fully practically justified in acting contrary to moral demands? My contention is that the answer is 'no'. I argue that by adopting a 'buck-passing' account of wrongness we can provide a philosophically ...
The ideal role of women in Plato's and Aristotle's societies
(University of St Andrews, 2012-06-19) - Thesis
This dissertation analyzes Plato’s and Aristotle’s conception of women’s proper role in the state. The first chapter demonstrates that due to Plato’s belief that the soul is sexless it is impossible to determine one’s ...