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  • 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 ...
  • The argumentative unity of Plato's Parmenides 

    Horan, David (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2014)
    The purpose of this thesis is to make the case that Plato's dialogue Parmenides constitutes an argumentative unity whereby certain philosophic difficulties presented in the first part of the dialogue are resolved by the ...
  • Falsificationism and Theory Adjudication : a critical rationalist critique of justificationist theories of science 

    Clarke, Steven William (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2014)
    My aim in this thesis is to present a critique of the currently dominant approach to this problem, the broad-ranging epistemological position described herein as "justificationism." This critique of justificationism—the ...
  • What does it mean to say that truth is plural? 

    Antonsen, Paal (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2014)
    This essay is an attempt to make sense of idea that truth is plural. I begin with presenting some motivations for pluralism about truth. I then move on to discuss the standard objections, and give some arguments for why ...

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