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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 dual nature of causation : two necessary and jointly sufficient conditions
(University of St Andrews, 2018-06-28) - Thesis
In this dissertation, I propose a reductive account of causation. This account may be stated as follows: Causation: 𝘤 is a cause of 𝘦 within a possibility horizon ℋ iff a) 𝘤 is process-connected to 𝘦, and b) 𝘦 ...