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  • Direct moral grounding and the legal model of moral normativity 

    Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2015-04) - Journal article
    Whereas most moral philosophers believe that the facts as to what we’re morally required to do are grounded by the facts about our moral reasons, which in turn are grounded by non-normative facts, I propose that moral ...
  • Nonexistent objects as truth-makers : against Crane's reductionism 

    Casati, Filippo; Fujikawa, Naoya (2016-04-19) - Journal article
    According to Meinongianism, some objects do not exist but we can legitimately refer to and quantify over them. Moreover, Meinongianism standardly regards nonexistent objects as contributing to the truth-makers of sentences ...
  • Trust and distrust between patient and doctor 

    Hawley, Katherine Jane (2015-10) - Journal article
    To trust someone is to have expectations of their behaviour; distrust often involves disappointed expectations. But healthy trust and distrust require a good understanding of which expectations are reasonable, and which ...
  • Saying nothing : in defence of syntactic and semantic underdetermination 

    Bowker, Mark (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    According to the Encoding Model, speakers communicate by encoding the propositions they want to communicate into sentences, in accordance with the conventions of a language L. By uttering a sentence that encodes p, the ...
  • The path to ethnogenesis and autonomy : Kallawaya-consciousness in plurinational Bolivia 

    Alderman, Jonathan (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the construction of ethnic identity, autonomy and indigenous citizenship in plurinational Bolivia. In 2009, the Kallawayas, an Andean indigenous nation, took advantage of legislation in Bolivia’s new ...

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