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  • Removing Rubbish and Laying Foundations: Berkeley's Solution to the Sceptical Problem 

    WEST, PETER (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Philosophy, 2020)
    In this dissertation, I argue that while Berkeley can and should be characterised as an idealist, an immaterialist, and an anti-abstractionist, he is, above all, an anti-representationalist thinker. My contention is that ...
  • Abstract objects and semantics: An essay on prospects and problems with abstraction principles as a means of justifying reference to abstract objects 

    GNATEK, ZUZANNA (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Philosophy, 2020)
    The aim of this thesis is to reconsider the role that abstraction principles play, for neo-Fregeans, in establishing reference to abstract objects, in a way that brings to light both their significance and ...
  • The Relation between the What-It-Is and the Why-It-Is in Aristotle's Posterior Analytics, On the Parts of Animals, and Metaphysics 

    GE, TIANQIN (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Philosophy, 2020)
    In this dissertation, my aim is to answer the following main question: 'What is the relation between the what-it-is and the why-it-is in Aristotle?' I focus on Aristotle's three treatises: Posterior Analytics, On the Parts ...
  • Rorty On Religion 

    NUR, ABDULLAH SELMAN (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Philosophy, 2020)
    This thesis aims to explore Rorty's pragmatic approach to religion and critically engage with it. In the core of this approach lies his distinction between private and public projects, and his plea for the privatization ...
  • Kant, Cantor, and the unconditioned 

    Zamora, Damián Bravo (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2012)
    In this thesis I inquire into the possible connections between the philosophical problem that Immanuel Kant called the First Antinomy of Pure Reason and some of the paradoxes that were discovered in set theory in the second ...

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