Arché is a philosophical research centre at the University of St Andrews. The centre aims to provide a supportive and collaborative research environment for projects in all areas of contemporary philosophy of logic, language, mathematics, mind and metaphysics.

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  • Transformative treatments 

    Paul, L. A.; Healy, Kieran (2016-11-07) - Journal article
    Contemporary social-scientific research seeks to identify specific causal mechanisms for outcomes of theoretical interest. Experiments that randomize populations to treatment and control conditions are the “gold standard” ...
  • Robert Fland, or Elandus Dialecticus? 

    Read, Stephen; Thakkar, Mark Nicholas Andrew (2017-04) - Journal article
    In the late 1970s, Paul Spade edited three treatises, on Consequences, Insolubles and Obligations, which he attributed to an otherwise unknown fourteenth-century logician whom he named as Robert Fland. We question this ...
  • Proof-theoretic validity 

    Read, Stephen (Oxford University Press, 2015-05-14) - Book item
    The idea of proof-theoretic validity originated in the work of Gerhard Gentzen, when he suggested that the meaning of each logical expression was encapsulated in its introduction-rules, and that the elimination-rules were ...
  • No help on the hard problem 

    Ball, Derek Nelson (2016-11-17) - Journal item
    The hard problem of consciousness is to explain why certain physical states are conscious: why do they feel the way they do, rather than some other way or no way at all? Arthur Reber (2016) claims to solve the hard problem. ...
  • Knowing without knowing : implicit cognition and the minds of infants and animals 

    Gomez, Juan-Carlos; Kersken, Verena Angela; Ball, Derek Nelson; Seed, Amanda Madeleine (2017) - Journal article
    The main aim of this paper is to highlight the need to address the conceptual problem of “implicit knowledge” or “implicit cognition” —a notion especially important in the study of the nonverbal minds of animals and infants. ...

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