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    • The concept of happiness in Kant's moral, legal and political philosophy 

      Pinheiro Walla, Alice (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
      This doctoral thesis analyzes the systematic role of Kant’s conception of happiness in his moral, legal and political theory. Although many of his conclusions and arguments are directly or indirectly influenced by his ...
    • The concept of the Outlook Tower in the work of Patrick Geddes 

      Cuthbert, Michael (University of St Andrews, 1987) - Thesis
      As an academic, a scholar and a thinker Patrick Geddes worked in a wide and diverse range of intellectual fields. He was active in biology and botany, geography, sociology, what came to be called town planning, history and ...
    • Concepts and meaning in medieval philosophy 

      Read, Stephen (Fordham University Press, 2014-12) - Book item
      In his recent study, Concepts, Fodor identifies five nonnegotiable constraints on any theory of concepts. These theses were all shared by the standard medieval theories of concepts. However, those theories were cognitivist, ...
    • Concepts in context 

      Onofri, Andrea (University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
      My thesis tackles two related problems that have taken center stage in the recent literature on concepts: • What are the individuation conditions of concepts? Under what conditions is a concept C₁ the same concept ...
    • Conceptual room for ontic vagueness 

      Barnes, Elizabeth (University of St Andrews, 2007-06-20) - Thesis
      This thesis is a systematic investigation of whether there might be conceptual room for the idea that the world itself might be vague, independently of how we describe it. This idea – the existence of so-called ontic ...
    • Consequentialism's double-edged aword 

      Sachs, Benjamin (2010-09) - Journal article
      Recent work on consequentialism has revealed it to be more flexible than previously thought. Consequentialists have shown how their theory can accommodate certain features with which it has long been considered incompatible, ...
    • Conspiracy Theories, Impostor Syndrome, and Distrust 

      Hawley, Katherine Jane (2019-01-02) - Journal article
      Conspiracy theorists believe that powerful agents are conspiring to achieve their nefarious aims and also to orchestrate a cover-up. People who suffer from impostor syndrome believe that they are not talented enough for ...
    • Constructing gender in contemporary anthropology 

      Boŝkoviḱ, Aleksandar (University of St Andrews, 1996) - Thesis
      This thesis explores the ways in which gender and contemporary anthropology interact, with the special emphasis on the areas frequently referred to as "poststructuralist" or "postmodern." More specifically, I look at one ...
    • Construction and representation of identities in football museums: a comparative study 

      Yang, Jing (University of St Andrews, 2015-06) - Thesis
      This thesis aims at providing a cross-cultural study of how football museums represent and construct identities, both collective and personal. The research is based on a multi-sited ethnography at selected football museums ...
    • Contemporary ethical naturalism : a comparative metaethical evaluation of expressivism and Cornell realism 

      Sonderholm, Jorn (University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
      This thesis contains a critical discussion of two metaethical theories: expressivism, as developed in the works of Simon Blackburn, and Cornell realism, as presented by Richard Boyd and David Brink. In the introduction, a ...
    • Content and computation : a critical study of some themes in Jerry Fodor's philosophy of mind 

      Cain, Mark (University of St Andrews, 1997-06) - Thesis
      In this thesis I address certain key issues in contemporary philosophy of mind and psychology via a study of Jerry Fodor's hugely important contributions to the discussion of those issues. The issues in question are: (i) ...
    • The context principle and implicit definitions : towards an account of our a priori knowledge of arithmetic 

      Ebert, Philip A. (University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
      This thesis is concerned with explaining how a subject can acquire a priori knowledge of arithmetic. Every account for arithmetical, and in general mathematical knowledge faces Benacerraf's well-known challenge, i.e. how ...
    • Contextualism about evidential support 

      Brown, Jessica Anne (2016-03) - Journal article
      In this paper, I examine a contextualist thesis that has been little discussed in comparison with contextualism about knowledge, namely contextualism about evidential support. This seems surprising since, prima facie, ...
    • Contractarianism as a Political Morality 

      Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2016-06-02) - Journal article
      Contractarianism initially made its mark, in the seventeenth century, as a sort of theory of everything in ethics. But gradually philosophers became convinced that there were resources available outside contractarianism ...
    • Contrastivism about reasons and ought 

      Snedegar, Justin (2015-06-04) - Journal article
      Contrastivism about some concept says that the concept is relativized to sets of alternatives. Relative to some alternatives, the concept may apply, but relative to others, it may not. This article explores contrastivism ...
    • Corporate agency and possible futures 

      Mulgan, Tim (2018-05-03) - Journal article
      We need an account of corporate agency that is temporally robust – one that will help future people to cope with challenges posed by corporate groups in a range of credible futures. In particular, we need to bequeath moral ...
    • Cosmetic Japaneseness : cultural erasure and cultural performance in japanese film exports (2000-2010) 

      Dorman, Andrew (University of St Andrews, 2014-06-26) - Thesis
      Since the introduction of film to Japan in the 1890s, Japanese cinema has been continually influenced by transnational processes of film production, distribution, promotion, and reception. This has led inevitably to questions ...
    • Counting the Particles : Entity and Identity in the Philosophy of Physics 

      Berto, Francesco (2017-04-01) - Journal article
      I would like to attack a certain view: The view that the concept of identity can fail to apply to some things although, for some positive integer n, we have n of them. The idea of entities without self-identity is seriously ...
    • The creation of real food and real people : gender complementarity among the Menku of Central Brazil 

      Pauli, Gisela (University of St Andrews, 2000) - Thesis
      The thesis aims to provide a first ethnographic description of the Menkü of Central Brazil by focussing on their non-hierarchical gender-complementarity as it realises itself in relationships of production and reproduction. ...
    • A critical discussion of Jonathan Dancy's moral particularism 

      Schwind, Philipp (University of St Andrews, 2007) - Thesis
      'Moral Particularism' is a view that questions the role of principles in ethics. Jonathan Dancy, the most eminent particularist, argues that principles which claim that it is right or wrong to do a certain thing in all ...