Recent Submissions

  • Character friendship and moral development in Aristotle’s Ethics 

    Vakirtzis, Andreas (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-11-26)
    In my thesis, I examine the role of character friendship for the agent’s moral development in Aristotle’s ethics. I contend that we should divide character friendship in two categories: a) character friendship between ...
  • Karl Popper's ideas on history 

    Hay, C.M. (The University of Edinburgh, 1969)
  • Theodore Jouffroy 

    Bigland, Evelyn G. (The University of Edinburgh, 1959)
  • Persons and individuals - the language of action 

    Walker, A.J.S. (The University of Edinburgh, 1974)
  • Critical study of Locke's account of personal identity 

    Stewart, W.F.M. (The University of Edinburgh, 1951)
  • Nature of aesthetic evaluation : a study in critical argument 

    Noxon, James (The University of Edinburgh, 1958)
  • Beyond duty: an examination and defence of supererogation 

    Archer, Alfred Thomas Mckay (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    Many accept that there are some acts that are ‘supererogatory’ or ‘beyond the call of duty’. Risking one’s life to save others or dedicating one’s life to helping the needy are often thought to be examples of such acts. ...
  • Beyond Frege-Geach: neglected problems for Expressivism 

    Köhler, Sebastian (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-11-26)
    This thesis is about the viability of meta-normative expressivism. On what I take to be the dominant conception of the view, it subscribes to two theses. First, that the meaning of sentences is to be explained in terms of ...
  • Disagreement and the rationality of religious belief 

    Scott, Kyle Irwin Andrew (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    Concerning religious matters there are a wide variety of views held that are often contradictory. This observation creates a problem when it comes to thinking about the rationality of religious belief. Can religious ...
  • Epistemic responsibility and radical scepticism 

    Boult, Cameron Jeffrey (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-11-26)
    This thesis has two aims. One is to motivate the claim that challenging what I call a “sameness of evidence thesis” is a particularly promising approach to external world scepticism. The other is to sharpen an underexplored ...
  • Dignity in the biotechnological revolution 

    Miller, Jessica Rose (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    Dignity is the concept most commonly associated with the biotechnological revolution, and almost always used by conservatives in ethics and politics to justify constraining research into novel biotechnologies like cloning, ...
  • Nature of deliberation in Aristotle 

    Kim, Do Hyoung (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-07-01)
    This dissertation argues that: (1) deliberation (bouleusis) is distinguished from theoretical thought, in so far as the former is strictly about the particulars of a given situation, while the latter is about universal ...
  • Nature and timing of the possible harm of death 

    Phillips, Rachel Elizabeth Rose (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    This thesis offers an analysis of the possible harm of death, posing three questions: Who is the subject of the harm? What is the nature of the harm? And, when does the harm take place? Epicurus demonstrates on hedonistic ...
  • Aesthetic perception, nature and experience 

    Hall, Nicole Annette (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-07-01)
    This thesis is about the perceptual nature of aesthetic experience and the importance of nature as a paradigmatic object of aesthetic perception and aesthetic experience more broadly conceived. For this reason, it merits ...
  • Mental content, holism and communication 

    Pollock, Joanna Katharine Mary (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-07-01)
    In this project, I defend a holistic, internalist conceptual-role theory of mental content (‘Holism’, for short). The account of communicative success which must be adopted by the Holist is generally thought to be ...
  • Circumstances of justice : a reformulation 

    Taylor, Ashley Elizabeth (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-07-01)
    In this thesis I explore an alternative formulation of the circumstances of justice. The circumstances of justice are the circumstances that make human cooperation necessary and possible, and because human cooperation ...
  • Concept learning challenged 

    Stoeckle-Schobel, Richard Volker Johannes; Stöckle-Schobel, Richard (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-07-01)
    In my thesis, I argue that the philosophical and psychological study of concept-learning mechanisms has failed to take the diversity of learning mechanisms into account, and that consequently researchers should embrace ...
  • Consciousness Science: A Science of What? 

    Irvine, Elizabeth (The University of Edinburgh, 2011)
    While the search for scientific measures, models and explanations of consciousness is currently a growing area of research, this thesis identifies a series of methodological problems with the field that suggest that ...
  • Physicalism and the causal exclusion argument 

    Christensen, Jonas Fogedgaard (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    Natural science tells us that the world is fundamentally physical - everything is ultimately constituted by physical properties and governed by physical laws. How do we square this picture of the world with the apparent ...
  • Plato on establishing poetry as art 

    Meloni, Gabriele (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-07-01)
    Plato’s attitude on Art has always been hardly debated among scholars, and in recent times the interest on ancient Aesthetics in general and Plato’s attitude in particular has been even increased in the philosophical ...

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