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  • Achievements, value, and God: an essay on the cognitive success of religious knowledge 

    Bolos, Anthony David (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-11-27)
    Recent literature in religious epistemology has overlooked a significant debate in mainstream epistemology. In short, theories in religious epistemology have failed to consider the value problem. This essay, then, hopes ...
  • Action and experience 

    Roberts, Tom (The University of Edinburgh, 2008-06-27)
    The project examines the relationship between perception and action, and is divided into two parts. The first establishes a detailed philosophical critique of recent sensorimotor or enactive approaches to perception, ...
  • Action-space theory of conscious vision 

    Ward, David (The University of Edinburgh, 2010-11-24)
    I argue that conscious visual experience consists in a direct and noninferential grasp of the way one’s current perceptual contact with the environment poises one to pursue various intentional plans, goals and projects. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Animals, anthropocentrism, and morality analysing the discourse of the animal issue 

    Kohavi, Zohar (The University of Edinburgh, 2007-06-27)
    This dissertation identifies and criticises a fundamental characteristic of the philosophical discourse surrounding the animal issue: the underlying anthropocentric reasoning that informs the accounts of both philosophy ...
  • An apology for materialism 

    Renton, Alistair (2000-06)
    It is natural to suppose that mental and physical properties are importantly distinct. Yet whatever this difference is, it has to be compatible with interaction between the mind and the body. Satisfaction of these desiderata ...
  • Aristotle on music and emotions 

    Mira Chaparro, Juan Pablo (The University of Edinburgh, 2017-12-01)
    This research aims to offer an original reconstruction of Aristotle’s psychology of music that explains his views on the relation between instrumental music and emotions. I argue that, contrary to the relevant scholarship, ...
  • Aristotle's Use of "Genus" in Logic, Philosophy and Science 

    Carr, Jeffrey (The University of Edinburgh. College of Humanities and Social Science, 1997-06)
    In Metaphysics Delta.28, Aristotle provides four uses of the term "genus", which he then summarises in three separate accounts. The purpose of this dissertation is first, to explain each of the uses given by Aristotle, ...
  • Aristotle’s steps to virtue 

    Hamalainen, Hasse Joel (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-11-26)
    How to become morally virtuous? Among the students of Aristotle, it is often assumed that the philosopher does not have a fully worked-out theoretical answer to this question. Some interpreters (e.g. Burnyeat 1980, most ...
  • Aristotle’s Theory of perception 

    Grasso, Roberto (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-11-27)
    In this work I reconstruct the physical and mental descriptions of perception in Aristotle. I propose to consider the thesis that αἴσθησις is a μεσότης (DA II 11) as a description of the physiological aspect of perception, ...
  • Autonomy, fraternity and legitimacy: foundations of a new communitarianism 

    Critch, Raymond Glenn (The University of Edinburgh, 2010-11-24)
    In this thesis I explore the possibility for a renewed communitarianism. Rather than present this as a rival to liberalism, however, I present it as a supplement. I start from the viewpoint that there are two basic facts ...
  • Basic values and derived values 

    Hicks, David Clark (The University of Edinburgh, 1963)
  • 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 ...
  • Biological roots of cognition and the social origins of mind : autopoietic theory, strict naturalism and cybernetics 

    Villalobos, Mario Eduardo (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-06-30)
    This thesis is about the ontology of living beings as natural systems, their behavior, and the way in which said behavior, under special conditions of social coupling, may give rise to mental phenomena. The guiding ...
  • The bountiful mind: memory, cognition and knowledge acquisition in Plato’s Meno 

    Beaugrand, Selina (The University of Edinburgh, 2016-11-28)
    The Meno has traditionally been viewed as "one of Plato's earliest and most noteworthy forays into epistemology." In this dialogue, and in the course of a discussion between Socrates and his young interlocutor, Meno, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cheap tricks of compatibilism and why the problem of free will won't go away 

    Davis, Paul (The University of Edinburgh, 1989)