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Mandeville, Hutcheson, and Hume on pride and honour
(University of St Andrews, 2014-09) - Thesis
Pride has been a problematic passion in many moral systems for it has been seen as having harmful consequences at an individual and political level. This thesis will argue that is a philosophical tradition that has seen ...
A long way home : cinema and the cultural map of America, 2001-2011
(University of St Andrews, 2014-12) - Thesis
This thesis addresses a set of transformations in the symbolic construction of America, as reflected by a number of films released during what is commonly referred to as the post 9/11 period. Following a rich debate in the ...
Italian entrepreneurs of the construction business in a time of economic recession : ideas, strategies and movements
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
This thesis is based on an ethnographic study of entrepreneurs of the construction business in Lombardy, Northern Italy. The aim is to gain some understanding of this business, of entrepreneurialism, and of individuals in ...
Remaking selves and remaking public space : combating sexual harassment in Cairo post 2011
(University of St Andrews, 2018-06) - Thesis
This thesis focuses on the work of a social movement based in Cairo that dedicated itself to the addressing and reducing sexual harassment, or taḥarush in the streets. Based on a year and five months of fieldwork, this ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis
Reflective luck and meta-epistemological scepticism
(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 ...
A portrait of the artist as a political dissident : the life and work of Aleksandar Petrović
(University of St Andrews, 2007-11-23) - Thesis
Exploration of the influence that politics may have on artists’ creativity has been undertaken by looking at selected works of Yugoslav film director Aleksandar Petrović. An attempt was made to identify thematic or stylistic ...
Drugs, danger, delusions (and Deleuzians?) : extreme film-philosophy journeys into and beyond the parallel body and mind.
(University of St Andrews, 2009-11-23) - Thesis
Drugs, Danger, Delusions (and Deleuzians?) opens up a philosophical investigation into a series of ‘extreme’ mind and body films drawn from different historical contexts. Through two sections and four distinct chapters, ...
How to commit to an individual : logic, objects and ontology
(University of St Andrews, 2014-06-26) - Thesis
In this thesis I propose an improved theory of ontological commitment, one which is neutral on epistemology. Although Quine's quantificational criterion of ontological commitment has many advantages over its competitors, ...
Logic in theory and in practice : the normative status of logic
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06-25) - Thesis
In my thesis, I address the question ʽWhat normative status does logic have?', to argue that logical normativity is of a weak sort, and that its constraining power is similar to that of recommendations. The thesis first ...