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    • Attitudes and their attributions 

      Sen, Manidipa (University of St Andrews, 1996-07) - Thesis
      This doctoral dissertation is on the semantics of propositional attitude ascriptions. To be more precise, it is mainly concerned with various kinds of analyses of singular propositional attitude ascriptions. These are ...
    • 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 ...
    • A defence of the Kaplanian theory of sentence truth 

      Sweeney, Paula (University of St Andrews, 2010-06) - Thesis
      When David Kaplan put forward his theory of sentence truth incorporating demonstratives, initially proposed in ‘Dthat’ (1978) and later developed in ‘Demonstratives’ (1989a) and ‘Afterthoughts’ (1989b), it was, to his ...
    • Immunity to error through misidentification and the trilemma about the self 

      Coliva, Annalisa (University of St Andrews, 2001) - Thesis
      The thesis addresses the issues of error through misidentification and immunity to error through misidentification in relation to the problem of the first person. First, it provides an explanation of error through ...
    • Inferences in context : contextualism, inferentialism and the concept of universal quantification 

      Tabet, Chiara (University of St Andrews, 2008-11-27) - Thesis
      This Thesis addresses issues that lie at the intersection of two broad philosophical projects: inferentialism and contextualism. It discusses and defends an account of the logical concepts based on the following two ideas: ...
    • Knowledge, lies and vagueness : a minimalist treatment 

      Greenough, Patrick (University of St Andrews, 2002) - Thesis
      Minimalism concerning truth is the view that that all there is to be said concerning truth is exhausted by a set of basic platitudes. In the first part of this thesis, I apply this methodology to the concept of knowledge. ...
    • Living on the slippery slope : the nature, sources and logic of vagueness 

      Zardini, Elia (University of St Andrews, 2008-06-25) - Thesis
      According to the dominant approach in the theory of vagueness, the nature of the vagueness of an expression ‘F’ consists in its presenting borderline cases in an appropriately ordered series: objects which are neither ...
    • Making sense of response-dependence 

      Busck Gundersen, Eline (University of St Andrews, 2007-06) - Thesis
      This thesis investigates the distinction, or distinctions, between response-dependent and response-independent concepts or subject matters. I present and discuss the three most influential versions of the distinction: ...
    • McDowell, Gettier, and the bipartite account of perceptual knowledge 

      Archer, Adrian Avery (University of St Andrews, 2008-06-27) - Thesis
      In his essay, “Knowledge and the Internal Revisited”, John McDowell claims that “seeing that p constitutes false-hood excluding justification for believing that p.” In this thesis I attempt to construct an account of ...
    • Perspective in context : relative truth, knowledge, and the first person 

      Kindermann, Dirk (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
      This dissertation is about the nature of perspectival thoughts and the context-sensitivity of the language used to express them. It focuses on two kinds of perspectival thoughts: ‘subjective’ evaluative thoughts about ...
    • Rule-following: conventionalism, scepticism and rationality 

      Panjvani, Cyrus (University of St Andrews, 2003) - Thesis
      The thesis argues, in lie main, for both a negative and positive agenda to Wittgenstein's rule-following remarks in both his Philosophical Investigations and Remarks on the foundations of Mathematics. The negative agenda ...
    • Second-order logic : ontological and epistemological problems 

      Rossberg, Marcus (University of St Andrews, 2006) - Thesis
      In this thesis I provide a survey over different approaches to second-order logic and its interpretation, and introduce a novel approach. Of special interest are the questions whether (a particular form of) second-order ...
    • The self and self-conciousness 

      Hamilton, Andrew J. (University of St Andrews, 1988) - Thesis
      It is the aim of this thesis to consider two accounts of 1st-person utterances that are often mistakenly conflated - viz. that involving the 'no-reference' view of "I", and that of the non-assertoric thesis of avowals. ...
    • The structure of logical consequence : proof-theoretic conceptions 

      Hjortland, Ole T. (University of St Andrews, 2010-06-25) - Thesis
      The model-theoretic analysis of the concept of logical consequence has come under heavy criticism in the last couple of decades. The present work looks at an alternative approach to logical consequence where the notion of ...
    • Truth and goodness : a minimalist study 

      Edwards, Douglas O. (University of St Andrews, 2008-11-27) - Thesis
      Philosophers are often thought to be in the business of analysing concepts, in particular, concepts taken to be fundamental in human thought and practice: truth, goodness, beauty, knowledge, meaning, rightness, causation, ...
    • 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 ...
    • What justifies belief? : probability, normalcy, and the functional theory 

      Backes, Marvin (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-24) - Thesis
      ‘What justifies belief?’ This question is arguably one of the most important questions in contemporary epistemology. The first part of this study looks at two very different answers to the above question, but ultimately ...