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    • Nahuatl in the Huasteca Hidalguense : a case study in the sociology of language 

      Stiles, Neville (1982) - Thesis
      This thesis examines the vitality of Hidalgo Nahuatl (HN) in the communities of Jaltocan, Panacaxtlan, Santa Cruz, Santa Teresa and Zohuala in the Huasteca Hidalguense, Mexico. The research, conducted in Mexico and St. ...
    • Natural axioms for classical mereology 

      Cotnoir, Aaron; Varzi, Achille (2019-03) - Journal article
      We present a new axiomatization of classical mereology in which the three components of the theory—ordering, composition, and decomposition principles—are neatly separated. The equivalence of our axiom system with other, ...
    • Naturalism, normativity, and the 'open question' argument 

      Fisher, Andrew David (University of St Andrews, 2003) - Thesis
      The 'open question' argument, as it has come to be known, was popularized by G. E. Moore. However, it is universally recognized that his presentation of it is unconvincing, as it is based on dubious metaphysics, semantics ...
    • The nature and causes of allomorphy in Cuzco Quechua : with special reference to the marking of person and the 'empty morph' ni- 

      Corbett, Anne F. (University of St Andrews, 1994) - Thesis
      It is the purpose of this thesis to examine the reasons why Cuzco Quechua, an Amerindian language of Latin America, uses allomorphs, or multiple forms, to represent the minimal semantic units of the language (or morphemes). ...
    • The nature and value of art 

      Kieran, Matthew Laurence (University of St Andrews, 1995-07) - Thesis
      This thesis examines the nature and value of art. It is primarily concerned to advance an argument which makes sense of the significance we ordinarily afford art, rather than rendering it merely aesthetic and thus cognitively ...
    • Necessitism, contingentism and theory equivalence 

      Jacinto, Bruno (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
      Two main questions are addressed in this dissertation, namely: 1. What is the correct higher-order modal theory; 2. What does it take for theories to be equivalent. The whole dissertation consists of an extended argument ...
    • Negation in context 

      De, Michael (University of St Andrews, 2011-06-24) - Thesis
      The present essay includes six thematically connected papers on negation in the areas of the philosophy of logic, philosophical logic and metaphysics. Each of the chapters besides the first, which puts each the chapters ...
    • A neglected resolution of Russell's paradox of propositions 

      Uzquiano, Gabriel (2015-06) - Journal article
      Bertrand Russell offered an influential paradox of propositions in Appendix B of "The Principles of Mathematics", but there is little agreement as to what to conclude from it. We suggest that Russell’s paradox is best ...
    • The nexus of control: intentional activity and moral accountability 

      Conradie, Niël (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-28) - Thesis
      There is a conceptual knot at the intersection of moral responsibility and action theory. This knot can be expressed as the following question: What is the relationship between an agent’s openness to moral responsibility ...
    • "Nganampalampa - definitely all ours" : the contestation and appropriation of Uluru (Ayers Rock) by tourists and aborigines 

      Fleet, Kim (University of St Andrews, 1999) - Thesis
      The thesis examines the response of Aborigines (Anangu) to the situation of mass tourism at Ulunu (Ayers Rock) in central Australia. When tourists visit Ulunu, the harsh environment brings them into a sudden, often unpleasant, ...
    • No help on the hard problem 

      Ball, Derek Nelson (2016-11-17) - Journal item
      The hard problem of consciousness is to explain why certain physical states are conscious: why do they feel the way they do, rather than some other way or no way at all? Arthur Reber (2016) claims to solve the hard problem. ...
    • Non-consequentialist theories of animal ethics 

      Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2015-10) - Journal article
    • Nonexistent objects as truth-makers : against Crane's reductionism 

      Casati, Filippo; Fujikawa, Naoya (2016-06) - 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 ...
    • Normalcy, justification, and the easy-defeat problem 

      Backes, Marvin (2018-08-20) - Journal article
      Recent years have seen the rise of a new family of non-probabilistic accounts of epistemic justification. According to these views—we may call them Normalcy Views—a belief in P is justified only if, given the evidence, ...
    • Normativity and law 

      Markwick, Paul (University of St Andrews, 2000) - Thesis
      An action's illegality can be irrelevant to a reason not to perform it. A plausible example of a reason not to assault is that assault causes suffering. Since assault is illegal, the reason pertains to a legally proscribed ...
    • Not-the-Troubles : an anthropological analysis of stories of quotidian life in Belfast 

      Lane, Karen (University of St Andrews, 2018) - Thesis
      To understand the complexity of life in a city one needs to consider a spectrum of experience. Belfast has a history of conflict and division, particularly in relation to the Troubles, reflected in comprehensive academic ...
    • The notion of continuity in Parmenides 

      Sattler, Barbara Michaela (2019-02-13) - Journal article
    • Nyungar wiring boodja : Aboriginality in urban Australia 

      Hemmers, Carina (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
      The present thesis examines the themes of ‘shared history,’ ‘place-making,’ and ‘reconciliation’ to assess how these come together in the establishment of an Aboriginal identity in Perth, Western Australia. Focusing on ...
    • Objectivity and realism : meeting the manifestation challenge 

      Rosenkranz, Sven (University of St Andrews, 1999-08) - Thesis
      The anti-realist maintains that all thoughts that we may entertain are thoughts whose truth-values we can in principle come to recognise. The realist refuses to make any such claim about the limits of our thinking. The ...
    • Of life and happines: morality, aesthetics, and social life among the southeastern Amazonian Mebengokré (Kayapó), as seen from the margins of ritual 

      de Oliveira, Adolfo (University of St Andrews, 2003) - Thesis
      This thesis deals with different aspects of the processes of production of sociability among the Xikrin-Mebengokre of the Catete River, central Brazil. I focus on ceremonies and their performance, as ways of access to ...