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  • 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 ...
  • The Ethics of Killing Invasive Animals in Ecological Restoration 

    Specht, Mark
    In many conservation decisions, there is disagreement over which animals should be managed through lethal control. These disagreements seemingly stem from different justifications for killing invasive animals. This study ...
  • The Ethics of Piracy for Personal Use 

    Gibson, Charles Reuben
    In recent years the dispute over the ethical status of piracy has intensified. The entertainment industry maintains that piracy is theft and extremely harmful whilst consumers maintain that many acts of piracy are in fact ...
  • The Issue Of Teleology In Spinoza: A Defence Of The Standard Interpretation 

    Carvalho, João
    Current scholarship offers two competing accounts of Spinoza’s views on the issue of teleology, which I label Standard Interpretation and Modest Interpretation respectively. Several texts, including Ethics 1 Appendix, ...
  • The languages of relevant logic: a model-theoretic perspective 

    Badia Hernandez, Guillermo
    A traditional aspect of model theory has been the interplay between formal languages and mathematical structures (hence Chang and Keisler's famous equation "model theory = universal algebra + logic"). This dissertation is ...
  • The Metaphysics of Space-time Substantivalism: A Methodological Study of the Structure of Space-time in the Context of General Relativity 

    Grant, Sarah
    This thesis explores methodological approaches to studying substantivalism in metaphysics and the philosophy of science. My primary aim is to show that it is only when these two disciplines come together, that we can hope ...
  • The Philosophy of George Turnbull 

    Gomez Paris, Juan Manuel
    George Turnbull (1698-1748) is one of the figures of the Scottish Enlightenment who has been largely overlooked. In this thesis I give the first detailed analysis of his major writings by focusing on a set of principles ...