Recent Submissions

  • A Kantian Reconciliation of Moral Realism and Moral Supervenience 

    LYONS, MICHAEL (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Philosophy, 2018)
    The 'Moral Supervenience' thesis is a deeply intuitive and popular one within philosophy, and can be defined as follows: "There can be no changes in any moral properties without at least some kind of change in non-moral ...
  • Duality and oppositon in Heraclitus and modern philosophy of language and linguistics 

    Begley, Keith (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2016)
    Aim: To investigate the phenomenon of Duality, that is, opposition in its many forms. In particular, as it appears in Heraclitus’ philosophy and his reaction to his predecessors, in the form of the thesis, apparently ...
  • Akrasia: Plato and the limits of Education? 

    SHANAHAN, COLM (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Philosophy, 2018)
    In this dissertation I shall argue for the following main claim: (1a) the motivational neutrality of reason. I will show that this concept reveals that, for Plato, (1b) reason is itself a necessary condition of the possibility ...
  • Ideas, relations, and signs : 'intuition' and 'symbolic substitution'in Berkeley's theory of knowledge of nature 

    Nakano, Yasuaki (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2014)
    The chief aim of this thesis is to develop an interpretation of Berkeley's theory of knowledge of nature through clarification of two prominent motifs which underlie it 'intuition' and 'symbolic substitution'. I regard ...
  • Chomsky Quine and naturalistic philosophy 

    King, David (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2015)
    [Exerpt from Introduction, page 6] I will argue that while Chomsky's claims about language acquisition have been tested over the last fifty years and have not all stood up to critical scrutiny, Quine's views have not been ...

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