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    • Consequentialism and moral demands 

      McElwee, Brian (University of St Andrews, 2006) - Thesis
      The aim of this thesis is to outline a form of consequentialism which denies the deeply unintuitive claim that we have a moral obligation to bring about the best consequences we can. Consequentialism should not be understood ...
    • Revising logic 

      Aberdein, Andrew (University of St Andrews, 2001) - Thesis
      In this thesis I explore the prospects for the revision of classical logic through an analysis of the philosophical arguments offered for and against such change. The body of the thesis is divided into two parts. In Part ...
    • Semantic theory and sentential understanding : a discussion of tacit knowledge and compositionality 

      Miller, Alexander, 1965- (University of St Andrews, 1989) - Thesis
      This essay is an attempt to look critically at some issues arising from the idea that competent speakers of a natural language can tacitly know an extensionally correct theory of meaning for their language. In the first ...
    • Necessity and modal systems: an essay on modal terms 

      Esterline, Albert Crawford (University of St Andrews, 1971) - Thesis
      The purpose of this paper is to determine if our ordinary-language notions of modal terms furnish a basis for the development of modal logics, and if so, how and to what extent. I shall begin by distinguishing the "use" ...
    • A defence of Wittgenstein’s radical conventionalism 

      Matthíasson, Ásgeir Berg (University of St Andrews, 2021-06) - Thesis
      The first part of this thesis develops a game-theoretic solution to the rule-following paradox, based on Wittgenstein's suggestion in the Philosophical Investigations that to follow a rule is a practice. I introduce the ...