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  • 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 ...
  • Scaring the bejesus into people: The effects of mortality salience on explicit and implicit religious belief 

    Jong, Jonathan
    The belief in supernatural agents is a universal feature of human social cognition. Recent cognitive theories of religion might explain the origins of supernatural concepts, but they do not adequately explain religious ...
  • Science and Religion: A Conflict of Methods 

    Smith, Timothy Alexander
    There is an epistemological conflict between religion and science. While the claims of science are justified using epistemic methods whose reliability has been corroborated by other people and by other methods, the claims ...
  • Temporal Language and Temporal Reality 

    Dyke, Heather
    It has recently been argued that the new B-theory of time argues invalidly from the claim that tensed sentences have tenseless truth-conditions to the conclusion that temporal reality is tenseless. But while early B-theorists ...
  • Tensed Meaning: A Tenseless Account 

    Dyke, Heather
    If, as the new B-theory of time maintains, tensed sentences have tenseless truth conditions, it follows that it is possible for two sentence-tokens to have the same truth conditions, but different meanings. This conclusion ...
  • "Thank Goodness that's Over": The Evolutionary Story 

    Maclaurin, James; Dyke, Heather
    If, as the new tenseless theory of time maintains, there are no tensed facts, then why do our emotional lives seem to suggest that there are? This question originates with Prior’s ‘Thank Goodness That’s Over’ problem, and ...