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  • Consent, epistemic equity and a revised theory of legitimacy 

    MacDougall, Graham David (University of St Andrews, 2021-12-01) - Thesis
    In this thesis I argue, against prevailing wisdom in contemporary political philosophy, that consent is a sufficient ground of political legitimacy and I argue for a set of necessary conditions that must be satisfied in ...
  • Existence, actuality and logical pluralism 

    Rossi, Alessandro (University of St Andrews, 2021-12-01) - Thesis
    This work considers data about the intentional nature of human cognition, and traces their consequences for debates in the philosophy and epistemology of logic, and metaphysics. The first part of this work, comprising its ...
  • Bursting out of place : island life on Samothraki after the deluge 

    Kotsira, Eleni (University of St Andrews, 2021-06-28) - Thesis
    This thesis is the result of the first ethnographic research in Social Anthropology taking place on Samothraki, the northernmost island of Greece. Remote by location, Samothraki is populated by less than 3,000 residents ...
  • Structural rationality for self-governance : why we ought to have coherent sets of attitudes 

    LiBrizzi, Jacob (University of St Andrews, 2021-06-28) - Thesis
    In this project I argue that, as agents, we have a normative commitment to avoid incoherent combinations of attitudes. To this end, I defend an amended version of Alex Worsnip’s (2020) position on normative requirements ...
  • Rejuvenating democracy : age, knowledge, and the right to vote 

    Hinze, Jakob (University of St Andrews, 2021-06-28) - Thesis
    At the core of democracy is a simple idea: one person, one vote. However, all democracies disenfranchise citizens below a certain age. What justifies this practice? The answer seems obvious: voting isn’t a children’s game. ...

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