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    • Quantifier expressions and information structure 

      Mankowitz, Poppy (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-24) - Thesis
      Linguists and philosophers of language have shown increasing interest in the expressions that refer to quantifiers: determiners like ‘every’ and ‘many’, in addition to determiner phrases like ‘some king’ and ‘no cat’. This ...
    • Quatenus and Spinoza's Monism 

      Douglas, Alexander (2018-04) - Journal article
      I examine Spinoza’s use of the term quatenus. It is, I argue, an operator working in the context of a broader logical theory and blocking certain inferences that, according to critics such as Pierre Bayle, lead Spinoza’s ...
    • Quechua religious terms in the departments of Apurimac and San Martin, Peru 

      McIntosh, G. Stewart (1976) - Thesis
      My thesis "Quechua Religious Terms in the Departments of Apurimac and San Martin, Peru" deals with the problem of changing meaning-loads of Quechua religious terms. I chose the departments (counties) of Apurimac and San ...
    • A question of ethics : the creative orthodoxy of Buddhist monks in the Mongolian gold rush 

      High, Mette M. (2018) - Journal article
      Addressing the intersections of economic opportunities and scriptural interpretation, this article examines how Buddhist monks involved in the Mongolian gold rush view the ethics of mining. Commonly regarded an act of theft ...
    • Quichua tales from Cañar, Ecuador 

      Howard-Malverde, Rosaleen E. (University of St Andrews, 1979) - Thesis
      The thesis comprises a classification and analysis of 64 tales told by Indian inhabitants of the rural communities around the highland town of Canar, Southern Central Ecuador, The informants all had Quichua as their mother ...
    • Quine and Boolos on second-order logic : an examination of the debate 

      Morris, Sean (University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
      The aim of this thesis is to examine the debate between Quine and Boolos over the logical status of higher-order logic-with Quine taking the position that higher-logic is more properly understood as set theory and Boolos ...
    • The Rainbow Family : an ethnography of spiritual postmodernism 

      Berger, Adam (University of St Andrews, 2006) - Thesis
      The Rainbow Family of Living Light is an intentional society devoted to achieving world peace through spiritual healing. A loose association of spiritual seekers that explicitly rejects all forms of leadership and imposed ...
    • Ramsey's 'Universals' 

      Doherty, Fiona Teresa (University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
      Ramsey’s Universals has not been served well by its critics and, as a result, the real and important contentions of Ramsey’s essay are often obscured in discussion of his work. This thesis is intended to form the beginning ...
    • "Re-designing the nation" : politics and Christianity in Papua New Guinea's national parliament 

      Santos da Costa, Priscila (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-28) - Thesis
      My thesis addresses how Christianity can constitute itself as a creative force and a form of governance across different scales. I carried out 12 months of fieldwork between 2013 and 2015 in Papua New Guinea’s National ...
    • Re-making urban space : writing social realities in the British city 

      James, Ian (University of St Andrews, 2003) - Thesis
      In this thesis I investigate the narrative rendering of urban experiences and the place of agency within these renderings, looking in particular at the personal stories of urban dwellers. Grounded in anthropological ...
    • Real impossible worlds : the bounds of possibility 

      Kiourti, Ira Georgia (University of St Andrews, 2010-06-25) - Thesis
      Lewisian Genuine Realism (GR) about possible worlds is often deemed unable to accommodate impossible worlds and reap the benefits that these bestow to rival theories. This thesis explores two alternative extensions of GR ...
    • Realism and idealism in the theory of value 

      Lenman, James (University of St Andrews, 1995-07) - Thesis
      This thesis defends an account of value which emphasizes the central place occupied by experiences among the objects of evaluation, a point that is particularly stark in the case of aesthetic value, to which a chapter is ...
    • Realism, reference and the growth of scientific knowledge 

      Smith, Peter James (University of St Andrews, 1979-07) - Thesis
      In Chapter 1, I discuss the background to the problems which confront a realist account of the growth of scientific knowledge. At the beginning of Chapter 2, I explain in what sense relativism constitutes a challenge to ...
    • Realism: a critical analysis of some arguments by Michael Dummett 

      Menzies, Peter Charles (University of St Andrews, 1981-07) - Thesis
      CHAPTER ONE This thesis is a critical analysis of arguments which Michael Dummett has developed against realism. Dummett characterizes realism as the thesis that the meaning of sentences should be analyzed in terms of the ...
    • Realities of an 'Orkney way' : communicating perceptions of renewable energy in Orkney, Scotland 

      Friend, Sara (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
      Orkney is currently home to over 400 wind turbines and a growing marine energy industry, developing cutting edge technology for what could be called a global energy transition. Situated off the north tip of the Scottish ...
    • Reasons for and reasons against 

      Snedegar, Justin (2018-03) - Journal article
      What an agent ought to do is determined by competition between reasons bearing on the options open to her. The popular metaphor of balancing or weighing reasons on a scale to represent this competition encourages a focus ...
    • Recombination and paradox 

      Uzquiano, Gabriel (2015-08) - Journal article
    • Reflective luck and meta-epistemological scepticism 

      Neil, Charles Anthony (University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
      In this thesis, I argue that a particular type of epistemic luck, called “reflective luck”, motivates a meta-epistemological challenge to externalism about justification. I argue that the meta-epistemological challenge ...
    • Refugee law and states' obligations 

      Walker, Jessica (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
      The current legal definition of the term ‘refugee’ fails to recognise the centrality of refugees’ hardship and in doing so draws morally arbitrary distinctions between different types of refugees. I use Wiggins’ 1987 paper ...
    • Rejecting moral obligation 

      Robertson, Simon (University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
      The thesis argues that, were there any moral obligations, they would be categorical; but there are no categorical requirements on action; therefore, there are no moral obligations. The underlying claim is that, because of ...