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  • Lakatos' modification of Popper's falsificationism 

    Liu, Mo (2005)
    This thesis aims to understand Popper’s falsificationism and Lakatos’ methodology of scientific research programmes right and to grasp why and how Lakatos modifies Popper’s falsificationism to be the methodology of ...
  • "Determinancy of sense" in Frege and Wittgenstein 

    Holiday, David (2005)
    What does Frege mean when he says that a proposition or a sentence has a determinate sense? How did he come to this conception, and did his views change during his philosophical career? How do his views on these matters ...
  • Talking to both sides 

    Allen, Chris (2006)
    The ‘explanatory gap’ (Levine 1983) refers to a gap between physical and phenomenal explanations of consciousness. I wish to show that we can take the gap on board and still go on to develop an explanation or model that ...
  • Personal Identity, Psychological Continuity and Externalism 

    Mandrigin, Alisa (2007)
    According to the psychological account of personal identity for someone to be one and the same person over time Y today must have some of the beliefs, desires, intentions and memories that X had yesterday, as well as some ...
  • Functionalism and Embodied, Embedded Mind - The Extended Story 

    Andersen, Lise Marie (2007)
    In “The Mind Incarnate” Shapiro argues that research in the area of embodied, embedded mind and cognition undermines a functionalist program. In contrast Clark, in “Pressing the Flesh”, argues that embodied, embedded ...
  • Equality and Government Policy: What Is the Proper Scope of Equality? 

    Haqq, Luke (2007)
    I take an in-depth look into the contours of a discussion of equality. Specifically, the focus is to what extent a proper conception of equality should shape government policy. To do this, I advocate a largely Rawlsian ...
  • Under the Spell of Multiple Realizability - A defence of reductionism in mind studies 

    Fiore, Vincenzo G (2007-08-24)
    Hilary Putnam’s ‘Psychological Predicates’ (1967) represents the first formalization of the argument for the multiple realizability theory (MRT) of mental states. Few years later, Jerry Fodor (1974) conceived the generalised ...
  • Bodily Experience and Bodily Self Knowledge: Feeling and Knowing Oneself as a Physical Agent 

    Smith, Adrian John Tetteh (2007-11-15)
    I tend to think of myself as bodily. Probably, so do you. Philosophically this takes some explaining. A candidate explanation is this: The bodily self is a physical agent. Knowledge of oneself as bodily is fundamentally ...
  • Rationality and Conversation: A Thesis on Grice’s Theory of Conversation 

    Schoolfield, Matthew D (2007-11-27)
    H. P. Grice first presented his theory of conversational implicature in “Logic and Conversation.” This theory is comprised of conversational maxims that are based on the Cooperative Principle. Since then, it has become ...
  • Separation and Engagement: From Duplex Vision to the Achievement of Self-Consciousness 

    Saab, Sara (2007-11-28)
    The world we observe and the world we act in are one and the same world, and crucially so. Dualisms are rife in cognitive science, and superficially, this paper may seem to be an exercise in splitting things in two. ...
  • Self-consciousness in infancy 

    Von Schroder, Louisa (2007-11-28)
    Following the empirical data of the mirror self-recognition test newborns have some innate conceptual before they are even able to recognize themselves in the mirror; they are not born in a state of fusion. Another reason ...
  • Elemental Teleology and an Interpretation of the Rainfall Example in Physics 2.8 

    Kinlaw, Caleb (2008)
    This paper proposes an interpretation of the rainfall example in which Aristotle does not himself think that crop growth is the final cause of rain. The grounds for this interpretation will be an ‘elemental teleology’ ...
  • Embodied Cognition and Simulative Mindreading 

    Timmerman, Jan Pieter (The University of Edinburgh, 2008)
    Can an embodied approach to social cognition accommodate mindreading, our ability to attribute mental states to another person? Prima facie it might not. Mindreading has been conceived in terms of what Susan Hurley calls ...
  • The Paradox of refuting Socrates’ paradox 

    Giourgas, Thomas (2008-12)
    What is paradoxical about the Socratic paradoxes is that they are not paradoxical at all. Socrates famously argued that knowledge is sufficient for virtue and that no one errs willingly. Both doctrines are discussed in the ...
  • How effective is Stoicism as a form of psychotherapy? 

    Collins, Anthony James (2008-12-04)
    This is an assessment of the value of cognitive techniques from the Stoic school of ancient philosophy for the treatment of mental illness. Focusing on three important Stoic Philosophers; Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus ...
  • The Key Characteristics of Understanding and the Nature of its Value 

    Gordon, Emma C. (2008-12-04)
    I begin the analysis of understanding by considering the initially plausible claim that understanding is a species of knowledge. In order to do this, I investigate a variety of ways in which the two epistemic states might ...
  • Attributing Mental Properties to Wide Subjects 

    Butts, Evan (2008-12-04)
    Rob Wilson (2001) claims that mental properties are not attributable to wide subjects, despite the claims of authors like Clark and Chalmers (1998). I examine Wilson's objection and endeavor to demonstrate that Clark and ...
  • The question of the Freedom of Will in Epictetus 

    Christodoulou, Marina (2009-08-31)
    Stoic philosophers had to face the accusation of incoherence, self-contradiction and Paradoxes since ancient times. Plutarch in his Moralia writes against them; Cicero devotes a separate work on stoic paradoxes (Paradoxa ...
  • How do we understand anxiety? A Heideggerian approach to modern psychiatry. 

    Mowat, Siobhan M (2009-11)
    The aim of this dissertation is to critically engage with anxiety on a psychiatric level, to develop an understanding of its role as a symptom of mental ill-health as it compares with the Heideggerian concept of intrinsic ...
  • Legal Positivism in International Criminal Law 

    Luckey, Charles (2009-11-25)
    In this paper I will argue that, international criminal law constitutes a valid legal system. There is skepticism over the authority of international law; some claim that it is not a genuine legal system, and does not ...