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  • 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 ...
  • The Role of Mathematics in Francis Bacon's Natural Philosophy 

    Çimen, Ünsal
    In this study, I discuss the role of mathematics in Francis Bacon’s natural philosophy. Bacon was one of the important figures of early modern philosophy and has been accepted as one of the frontier philosophers of modern ...
  • The Tenability of Meaning Irrealism 

    Butler, Finn
    The Kripke-Wittgenstein (KW) sceptical argument, presented in Chapter 2 of Kripke’s Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language (1982), concludes that there are no meaning facts. While realism has been denied for a great ...
  • Tokens, Dates and Tenseless Truth Conditions 

    Dyke, Heather
    There are two extant versions of the new tenseless theory of time: the date versionand the token-reflexive version. I ask whether they are equivalent, and if not, whichof them is to be preferred. I argue that they are not ...
  • Twin Earth and the Normativity of Meaning 

    Keyzer, Jon
    In this dissertation, I attempt to provide some new evidence in favour of the claim that meaning is normative—specifically, for the claim that semantic judgments or ascriptions of meaning are action-guiding. I attempt to ...
  • What is Wrong with Intelligent Design? 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    While a great deal of abuse has been directed at intelligent design theory (ID), its starting point is a fact about biological organisms that cries out for explanation, namely “specified complexity” (SC). Advocates of ID ...
  • Why Historicity Still Matters: Raymond Brown and the Infancy Narratives 

    Dawes, Gregory W.
    The infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke pose in an acute form the question of the historical value of the Gospels. Raymond Brown suggests that redaction criticism can bypass this question by spelling out the theological ...
  • Wittgenstein, objectivity and rule-following: towards resolving the communitarian vs. individualism debate 

    Wee Ming Kho, Daniel
    The question of whether the concept of a rule-follower presupposes more than a single individual came into prominence in the wake of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s considerations on rule-following, found primarily in his Philosophical ...