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The owners : creative processes and personhood in the peasant community of San Pablo de Inkawasi (Lambayeque, Peru) (University of St Andrews, 2021) - ThesisThis thesis is an exploration of how the Quechua-speaking peasants of the community of San Pablo de Inkawasi, in the Andes of northern Peru, make, grow or own things, domestic plants and animals and their own children; ...
(University of St Andrews, 2020-12-02) - ThesisThis study examines the emergence of epic Western filmmaking in the late silent era. Identified by vocal Hollywood proponents and critics of filmdom morality alike as the most laudable use for the increasingly ubiquitous ...
(University of St Andrews, 2021-06) - ThesisThe 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 ...
The meaning of quantiﬁers and the epsilon calculus : on the logical formalization of dependence relations (University of St Andrews, 2020-12-02) - ThesisThis work argues that the expressive and inferential powers of quantified logic are not exhausted by the classical quantifiers ∀ and ∃. Indeed, based on both the Model and Proof theoretic semantics frameworks, the work ...
The 'theoretical virtues' theory : towards a joint solution to the meta-descriptive and meta-normative problems (University of St Andrews, 2020-12-02) - ThesisThere are at least four main problems that the 'theoretical virtues' theory needs to solve. Those are the descriptive, meta-descriptive, normative, and meta-normative problems. The first two problems are about virtue ...