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  • The dignity of persons : Kantian ethics and utilitarianism 

    Sierra Vélez, Lucas (University of St Andrews, 2020-07-27) - Thesis
    This work is an attempt to develop a general ethical framework, the product of the synthesis of Kantian ethics and Utilitarianism, giving us a basic account of the dignity of persons and the structure of the moral community. ...
  • The 1950s Hindi film song : between transgression and memory 

    Magazine, Aakshi (University of St Andrews, 2020-06) - Thesis
    The thesis argues that the film songs in the 1950s, often termed the ‘golden era’ of films and film music, function as an integral narrative device of the cinema’s engagement with the national discourse and with socio-political ...
  • Plato on time as a cosmic phenomenon 

    Lazzarini, Lorenzo (University of St Andrews, 2020-06) - Thesis
    The thesis presents an original interpretation of the account of time in the Timaeus (37c6-39e2), arguing that time in Plato is best conceived of as a cosmic phenomenon. In Part I, my view is contrasted in crucial respects ...
  • The monsoon crush : rethinking Indian cinema's art-commerce divide in the context of transnationalism, corporatisation and liberalisation 

    Pal, Shorna (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-22) - Thesis
    My thesis identifies and establishes the Multiplex Film as a widespread paradigm in contemporary Indian Cinema, by critically examining its emergence from the post-millennium collapse of All-India and Alternative films, ...
  • Remember the medium! : film, medium specificity, and response-dependence 

    Torregrossa, Clotilde (University of St Andrews, 2020-06-22) - Thesis
    Medium specificity is a theory, or rather a cluster of arguments, in aesthetics that rests on the idea that media are the physical material that makes up artworks, and that this material contains specific and unique features ...

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