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(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
Aristotle on mathematical objects
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06) - Thesis
My thesis is an exposition and defence of Aristotle’s philosophy of mathematics. The first part of my thesis is an exposition of Aristotle’s cryptic and challenging view on mathematics and is based on remarks scattered ...
Aristotle on ethical ascription : a philosophical exercise in the interpretation of the role and significance of the hekousios/akousios distinction in Aristotle's Ethics
(University of St Andrews, 2010-09-22) - Thesis
In his ethical treatises Aristotle offers a rich account of those conditions that render people’s behaviour involuntary, and defines voluntariness on the basis of the absence of these conditions. This dissertation has two ...
Love and madness in Plato's Phaedrus
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
The central thesis of the dissertation is that in the Phaedrus philosophy is presented as a kind of madness in a strict sense, that is to say, the claim is not that philosophy is necessarily unappreciated by the many, hence ...
(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 ...
Plato's understanding of piety
(University of St Andrews, 2011-06-21) - Thesis
The Euthyphro portrays Plato’s mentor, Socrates, asking the question, “what is piety”? In the Apology Socrates defends himself from charges of impiety and suggests an answer to this question. Plato amplifies this answer ...
Time, fixity, and the metaphysics of the future
(University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
Philosophers who work on time often ignore the implications their doctrines have for the common sense intuition that the past is fixed and the future not. Similarly, those who work on fatalism, and whose arguments often ...
Freedom as faith
(University of St Andrews, 2011-06-06) - Thesis
The belief in free will is something we are entitled to hold despite what determinism says. This notion however cannot be adequately explained or defended by traditional accounts of freedom amongst which, compatibilist and ...
On Plato's conception of philosophy in the Republic and certain post-Republic dialogues
(University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
This dissertation is generally concerned with Plato’s conception of philosophy, as the conception is ascertainable from the Republic and certain ‘post-Republic’ dialogues. It argues that philosophy, according to Plato, is ...
Autonomy and purity in Kant's moral theory
(University of St Andrews, 2010-06-25) - Thesis
Kant believed that the moral law is a law that the rational will legislates. This thesis examines this claim and its broader implications for Kant’s moral theory. Many are drawn to Kantian ethics because of its emphasis ...