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.

For more information please visit the Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology (Arché) home page

Recent Submissions

  • Critical Notice: Consciousness and the prospects of physicalism, by Derk Pereboom 

    Ball, Derek Nelson (2014) - Journal item
    I question Pereboom's idea that introspection might be radically mistaken, and his constitution-based physicalist metaphysics.
  • Harmonic inferentialism and the logic of identity 

    Read, Stephen (2016-02-09) - Journal article
    Inferentialism claims that the rules for the use of an expression express its meaning without any need to invoke meanings or denotations for them. Logical inferentialism endorses inferentialism specically for the logical ...
  • Signification, closure and indirect speech reports 

    Read, Stephen (2015-06) - Journal article
    Bradwardine’s solution to the the logical paradoxes depends on the idea that every sentence signifies many things, and its truth depends on things’ being wholly as it signifies. This idea is underpinned by his claim that ...
  • Concepts and meaning in medieval philosophy 

    Read, Stephen (Fordham University Press, 2014-12) - Book item
    In his recent study, Concepts, Fodor identifies five nonnegotiable constraints on any theory of concepts. These theses were all shared by the standard medieval theories of concepts. However, those theories were cognitivist, ...
  • Richard Kilvington and the theory of obligations 

    Read, Stephen (2015-09) - Journal article
    Kretzmann and Spade were led by Richard Kilvington’s proposed revisions to the rules of obligations in his discussion of the 47th sophism in his Sophismata to claim that the purpose of obligational disputations was the ...

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