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  • Government Use of Artificial Intelligence in New Zealand 

    Gavighan, Colin; Knott, Ali; Maclaurin, James; Zerilli, John; Liddicoat, Joy
    Final Report on Phase 1 of the New Zealand Law Foundation’s Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand Project
  • How Not to Respond to Evolutionary Debunking Arguments 

    Lernpass, Christoph
    Evolutionary debunking arguments [EDAs] in moral epistemology generally aim to show that what we know or what we have good reason to believe about the impact of evolution on the development of human moral psychology threatens ...
  • Imperatives and Logical Consequence 

    Clark-Younger, Hannah
    The interrelated logical concepts of validity, entailment, and consequence are all standardly defined in terms of truth preservation. However, imperative sentences can stand in these relations, but they are not truth-apt ...
  • In Defense of Naturalism 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    History and the modern sciences are characterized by what is sometimes called a “methodological naturalism” that disregards talk of divine agency. Some religious thinkers argue that this reflects a dogmatic materialism: ...
  • Is Your Legacy To Yourself Or To Others And What Is Important For Morality? Modifying Kant's Categorical Imperative. 

    Beckett, Trees M
    This thesis builds on a conditional claim that Kant’s prudential account of happiness has implications for his account of morality and a new taxonomy of prudence and morality is proposed. Other-regarding and self-regarding ...
  • Kant, Skepticism, and the Comparison Argument 

    Vanzo, Alberto
    Kant's writings on logic illustrate the comparison argument about truth, which goes as follows. A truth-bearer p is true if and only if it corresponds, or it agrees, with a portion of reality: the object(s), state(s) of ...
  • Kantian and Humean Constructivism 

    Fitchett, Caitlin
    Metaethical constructivism holds that a judgement is normatively compelling for an agent if that judgement follows from within the standpoint of the judging agent. Christine Korsgaard, a Kantian constructivist, holds that ...
  • Knowing (from) me, knowing (from) you: Essays on memory and testimony 

    Wall, Chloe Elizabeth Jeanne
    This thesis is a collection of four related but self-standing chapters about memory and testimony. In Chapter 1, I argue that memory and testimony are analogous because both are reconstructive, incorporating information ...
  • Kripke’s Wittgenstein’s Sceptical Solution and Donald Davidson’s Philosophy of Language 

    Hossein Khani, Ali
    This thesis is an attempt to investigate the relation between the views of Wittgenstein as presented by Kripke (Kripke’s Wittgenstein) and Donald Davidson on meaning and linguistic understanding. Kripke’s Wittgenstein, via ...
  • Locating “I think, therefore I am” in the Meditations 

    Pensler, Samuel
    “I think, therefore I am” (Cogito, ergo sum) suggests a “naïve” interpretation whereby anyone who argues as follows is certain of their existence. I think. Therefore, I am. Curiously, the famous line doesn’t appear in ...
  • Logic and Normativity 

    Olsen, Elizabeth
    What is the relationship between logic and thought? One view is that logic merely describes how people think. But this view – called 'psychologism' – cannot be quite right. Logic cannot describe how people reason, because ...
  • McDowell's Realism 

    Broadbent, Paul
    John McDowell's work presents stimulating arguments on a broad variety of issues. In this thesis I shall look at three: his response to Dummett's manifestation argument (the argument that our understanding of truth must ...
  • Newton's Epistemic Triad 

    Walsh, Kirsten Elise
    Isaac Newton condemned the use of hypotheses with his (in)famous methodological statement, Hypotheses non fingo, and yet employed hypotheses explicitly in every edition of the Principia. Some commentators have argued that ...
  • Oughts, Thoughts, and Companions in Guilt: A Defense of Moral Realism 

    Swindlehurst, Zachary
    According to the moral error theory, there are no moral facts: all (positive, atomic) moral judgements are systematically and uniformly false. A popular strategy in recent years for arguing against the moral error theory ...
  • Perception and Memory: Beyond Representationalism and Relationalism 

    Rosolem Sant'Anna, André
    This thesis is a collection of five self-standing articles dealing with different issues relating to representationalism and relationalism in contemporary philosophy of perception and contemporary philosophy of memory. The ...
  • The Pervasive Paradox of Tense 

    Dyke, Heather
    The debate about the reality of tense descends from an argument of McTaggart's,whichwas designed to prove the unreality of time.The argument has two constituent theses: firstly that time is intrinsically tensed, and secondly, ...
  • Picking What Persists: Sociocultural Natural Capital and Intergenerational Justice 

    Clark, Britta
    Attempts to determine the value and intergenerational importance of environmental goods have a difficult time accounting for the non-basic services that ecosystems provide. Discussions of ‘Critical Natural Capital’ deem ...
  • Predator free New Zealand: Social, cultural, and ethical challenges 

    Armstrong, D; Ellis, L; Hohneck, M; Irons, C; Knight, J; Littin, K; MacDonald, E; Maclaurin, J; Speedy, C; Steeves, T; Watene, K; Wehi, P; Parke, E; Russell, J
  • Religious Studies, Faith, and the Presumption of Naturalism 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    In a recent defence of what he calls "study by religion," Robert Ensign suggests that alleged divine revelations represent public forms of knowledge, which should not be excluded from the academy. But at least according ...