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Appealing to intuitions
(University of St Andrews, 2013-06-27) - Thesis
This thesis is concerned with the ontology, epistemology, and methodology of intuitions in philosophy. It consists of an introduction, Chapter 1, and three main parts. In the first part, Chapter 2, I defend an account of ...
Being art - a study in ontology
(University of St Andrews, 2007-06) - Thesis
I present and defend a two-category ontology of art. The basic idea of it is that singular artworks are physical objects, whereas multiple artworks are types of which there can be tokens in the form of performances, ...
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 ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-20) - Thesis
A phenomenological-enactive theory of the minimal self
(University of St Andrews, 2014-01-30) - Thesis
The purpose of this project is to argue that we possess a minimal self. It will demonstrate that minimal selfhood arrives early in our development and continues to remain and influence us throughout our entire life. There ...
Essentialism in Aristotle, Kripke and Fine : differences in explanatory purposes
(University of St Andrews, 2017) - Thesis
In this dissertation I compare the different forms of essentialism that we find in Aristotle, Saul Kripke and Kit Fine. I argue that there is a clear difference in explanatory purpose between Aristotle’s essentialism on ...
The perpetual return of the ancestors : an ethnographic account of the Southern Tepehuan of Mexico and their deities
(University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
This thesis is an ethnographic account of the different ritual domains of interaction between the O’dam of Northern Mexico and their gods. For the O’dam, also known as the Southern Tepehuan, gods, divinities, and ...
Authenticity, performance and the construction of self : a journey through the terrestrial and digital landscapes of men's tailored dress
(University of St Andrews, 2018-12-07) - Thesis
This thesis explores high-end and bespoke menswear, tailoring and fashion, asking the question - why do some men choose to spend large sums of money to have clothes made for them? Using tailors and high-end menswear as a ...