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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Recent Submissions

  • Paradoxes of signification 

    Read, Stephen (2016-11-24) - Journal article
    Ian Rumfitt has recently drawn our attention to a couple of paradoxes of signification, claiming that although Thomas Bradwardine's "multiple-meanings'' account of truth and signification can solve the first of them, it ...
  • Transformative treatments 

    Paul, L. A.; Healy, Kieran (2018-06) - 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” ...
  • 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. ...
  • Contextualism about evidential support 

    Brown, Jessica Anne (2016-03) - Journal article
    In this paper, I examine a contextualist thesis that has been little discussed in comparison with contextualism about knowledge, namely contextualism about evidential support. This seems surprising since, prima facie, ...

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