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  • A 4-valued theory of classes and individuals 

    Brady, Ross Thomas (University of St Andrews, 1971-07) - Thesis
  • Aasenîkon! Makushi travelogues from the borderlands of Southern Guyana 

    Grund, Lisa Katharina (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-08) - Thesis
    This ethnographic account focuses on the conceptions and practices of movement, as narrated by the Makushi people who live along the triple frontier of southern Guyana. The journeys - individual experiences, in particular ...
  • Abelian mereology 

    Cotnoir, Aaron (2015) - Journal article
    In classical extensional mereology, composition is idempotent: if x is part of y, then the sum of x and y is identical to y. In this paper, I provide a systematic and coherent formal mereology for which idempotence fails. ...
  • Aboutness in imagination 

    Berto, Francesco (2018-08) - Journal article
    I present a formal theory of the logic and aboutness of imagination. Aboutness is understood as the relation between meaningful items and what they concern, as per Yablo and Fine’s works on the notion. Imagination is ...
  • An account of a valuable phenomenon found primarily in art, after Collingwood 

    McGuiggan, James Camien (University of St Andrews, 2011-11) - Thesis
    This dissertation enquires into the nature and value of a phenomenon which is typically found in art. Chapter 1 attempts to get clear on what phenomenon is being discussed by considering various thinkers' attempts to ...
  • Acculturation and bilingualism in Guambía (Colombia) 

    Long, Violet (University of St Andrews, 1980) - Thesis
    The objective of this study is to trace the relationship between oveit and covert acculturation and bilingualism in the Colombian Indian community of Guambia. The first section describes the ten indicators ...
  • ACPQ Special Issue on Elizabeth Anscombe : Editor's Introduction 

    Haldane, John Joseph (2016-06-01) - Journal item
    Introduction to Special Issue of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly on The Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe
  • Acta and omissions 

    Donald, Alexander Paul (University of St Andrews, 1989) - Thesis
    I identify and examine the grounds on which we describe an agent's non-doing as an omission to do X, and a cause of Y. I distinguish between the formal and material aspects of an omission. This is useful in setting aside ...
  • Acting and understanding 

    Blomberg Stathopoulos, Alexander C. (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    This thesis concerns the question of what it is for a subject to act. It answers this question in three steps. The first step is taken by arguing that any satisfactory answer must build on the idea that an action is something ...
  • Adding happy people 

    Pummer, Theron Gene (Oxford University Press, 2016-09-22) - Book item
  • Aesthetic antirealism 

    Cooke, Brandon L. (University of St Andrews, 2003-06) - Thesis
    A puzzle is generated by two intuitions about artworks: 1. There is no prima facie reason to take artworks to be mind-independent objects; 2. Aesthetic judgments are objective. These intuitions seem to be in tension, for ...
  • Afterword: an end to imagining? 

    Wardle, Huon (Ashgate, 2015-04) - Book item
  • Against the complex versus simple distinction 

    Hummel, Patrik (2017-04) - Journal article
    This paper examines three proposals on the difference between complex and simple views about personal identity: Parfit’s original introduction of the distinction, Gasser and Stefan’s definition and Noonan’s recent proposal. ...
  • Against type E 

    McKeever, Matthew (University of St Andrews, 2016-12-01) - Thesis
    It’s generally assumed that a compositional semantic theory will have to recognise a semantic category of expressions which serve simply to pick out some one object: e-type expressions. Kripke’s views about names (Kripke, ...
  • Ageing with a captive society in London: Audrey, Ron and Smokey at the Zoo 

    Reed, Adam (2017) - Journal article
    This paper considers the spatio-temporal capacity of a set of relationships as they are identified by a group of older people who are regular visitors to London Zoo. It explores the intersections between the time of ...
  • The agential fork : the hidden consequences of agency for plenitude in David Lewis' thesis of genuine modal realism 

    Cole, Marc William (University of St Andrews, 2015-06-25) - Thesis
    In this dissertation, I argue that David Lewis' abductive argument for Genuine Modal Realism (GMR) has the unwelcome, and hidden, implication of being unable to accommodate agent causation theories of free will. This is ...
  • Almost identical, almost innocent 

    Hawley, Katherine Jane (2018-07) - Journal article
    In his 1991 book, Parts of Classes, David Lewis discusses the idea that composition is identity, alongside the idea that mereological overlap is a form of partial identity. But this notion of partial identity does nothing ...
  • Altruism and sacrifice : mafia free gift giving in south Italy 

    Pipyrou, Stavroula (2014) - Journal article
    As a social phenomenon that torments modern states, mafia receives considerable political and legal attention. The term mafia itself is often directly related to criminality and violence. Thus far violence has been employed ...
  • Analytic Pragmatism and universal LX vocabulary 

    Samuels, Richard; Scharp, Kevin (2017-12) - Journal article
    In his recent John Locke Lectures – published as Between Saying and Doing – Brandom extends and refines his views on the nature of language and philosophy by developing a position that he calls Analytic Pragmatism. Although ...
  • Anscombe and Geach on Mind and the Soul 

    Haldane, John Joseph (2016-05-04) - Journal article
    Anscombe and Geach were among the most interesting philosophers to have come out of Oxford in the twentieth century. Even before they encountered Wittgenstein, they had begun to distinguish themselves from their contemporaries, ...