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    • Vagueness and identity 

      Odrowąż-Sypniewska, Joanna (University of St Andrews, 2001) - Thesis
      The main focus of this thesis is indeterminate identity and its relations to vague objects and to imprecise designation. Evans's argument concerning indeterminate-identity statements is often regarded as a proof that vague ...
    • The value of pleasure in Plato's Philebus and Aristotle's Ethics 

      Aufderheide, Joachim (University of St Andrews, 2011-11-28) - Thesis
      This thesis is a study of the theories of pleasure as proposed in Plato’s Philebus, Aristotle’s EN VII.11-14 and EN X.1-5, with particular emphasis on the value of pleasure. Focusing on the Philebus in Chapters 1 and 2, I ...
    • The victims of a sorted life : ageing and caregiving in an American retirement community 

      Kao, Philip Y. (University of St Andrews, 2013-07-30) - Thesis
      This thesis is an ethnographic analysis of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the American Midwest. I examine salient aspects of American culture, and how persons in the American Midwest understand relationships ...
    • A vindication of logical necessity against scepticism 

      Philie, Patrice (University of St Andrews, 2002) - Thesis
      Some philosophers dispute the claim that there is a notion of logical necessity involved in the concept of logical consequence. They are sceptical about logical necessity. They argue that a proper characterisation of logical ...
    • Virtue epistemology and the analysis of knowledge 

      Church, Ian M. (University of St Andrews, 2012-06) - Thesis
      This thesis centers on two trends in epistemology: (i) the dissatisfaction with the reductive analysis of knowledge, the project of explicating knowledge in terms of necessary and jointly sufficient conditions, and (ii) ...
    • Virtue ethics, Kantian ethics, and the 'one thought too many' objection 

      Baron, Marcia (de Gruyter, 2008) - Book item
    • Voice, History and Vertigo : Doing justice to the dead through imaginative conversation 

      Rapport, Nigel Julian (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014-09) - Book item
    • War in peace : the American Legion and the continuing service of film 

      Rice, Tom (University of California Press, 2018-01) - Book item
    • Wave separation in the trumpet under playing conditions and comparison with time domain finite difference simulation 

      Kemp, Jonathan A; Bilbao, Stefan; McMaster, James; Smith, Richard (2013-08) - Journal article
      Wave separation within a trumpet is presented using three high pressure microphones to measure pressure waves within the curved, constant cross-section tuning slide of the instrument while the instrument was being played ...
    • The way of the unfinished : approaching migrant lives in São Paulo through resonance 

      Toji, Simone (University of St Andrews, 2016-10-07) - Thesis
      In following several international migrants in the city of São Paulo, I found that inarticulate moments of hesitation, uncertainty, or suspension punctuated their trajectories. These fleeting and subtle instances revealed ...
    • What do I know? scepticism : reasoning and knowledge 

      Carrick, Laurence (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-28) - Thesis
      This thesis concerns approaches to solving the problem of paradoxical sceptical arguments from ignorance within contemporary epistemology. In chapter 1, I critically discuss three frameworks for approaching the sceptical ...
    • What if? : an enquiry into the semantics of natural language conditionals 

      Hjálmarsson, Guðmundur Andri (University of St Andrews, 2010-06-25) - Thesis
      This thesis is essentially a portfolio of four disjoint yet thematically related articles that deal with some semantic aspect or another of natural language conditionals. The thesis opens with a brief introductory ...
    • What is a schema? : Invited contribution to symposium on Philippe Descola 

      Toren, Christina (2014) - Journal item
      Comment on Descola, Philippe. 2013. Beyond nature and culture. Translated by Janet Lloyd with a foreword by Marshall Sahlins. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    • What structuralism could not be 

      Ferguson, Stephen (University of St Andrews, 1998-05) - Thesis
      Frege's arithmetical-platonism is glossed as the first step in developing the thesis; however, it remains silent on the subject of structures in mathematics: the obvious examples being groups and rings, lattices and ...
    • When sadness is beautiful : a study of the place of rationality and emotions within the social life of the Àve de Jesus 

      Campos, Roberta Bivar Carneiro (2000) - Thesis
      The ethnographic object of study of my thesis is a group of penitents, called ‘Ave de Jesus’, that dwells in the hinterlands of Northeast Brazil. As many other groups and penitents of this area they have a strong devotion ...
    • Whether and Where to Give 

      Pummer, Theron Gene (2016-08-22) - Journal article
      Effective altruists recommend that we give large sums to charity, but by far their more central message is that we give effectively, i.e., to whatever charities would do the most good per dollar donated. In this paper, ...
    • Who's afraid of determinism? 

      Stevenson, Leslie (2014-07) - Journal article
      Because of the idealizations involved in the ideas of a total state of the world and of all the laws of nature, the thesis of all-encompassing determinism is unverifiable. Our everyday non-scientific talk of causation does ...
    • Why are indexicals essential? 

      Prosser, Simon James (2015-12-01) - Journal article
      Despite recent challenges, it is commonly held that certain indexical terms such as ‘I’, ‘here’ and ‘now’ have a necessary or ‘essential’ role in certain kinds of action. I argue that this is correct, and I offer an ...
    • Why coercion is wrong when it’s wrong 

      Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2013) - Journal article
      It is usually thought that wrongful acts of threat-involving coercion are wrong because they involve a violation of the freedom or autonomy of the targets of those acts. I argue here that this cannot possibly be right, and ...
    • Why death can be bad and immortality is worse 

      Kalnow, Cara (University of St Andrews, 2009) - Thesis
      This thesis examines the moral implications of the metaphysical nature of death. I begin with the Epicurean arguments which hold that death is morally irrelevant for the one who dies, and that one should regard it ...