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  • The philosophical dialogues and dramas of Ernest Renan 

    Lillie, Elizabeth M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 1973)
  • Conscience - an essay in moral psychology 

    The ultimate aim of this essay is to suggest that conscience is a very important part of human psychology and of our moral point of view, not something that can be dismissed as merely `a part of Christian theology?. The ...
  • Twardowski on Truth 

    SIMONS, PETER (The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication, 2009)
    Of those students of Franz Brentano who went on to become professional philosophers, Kazimierz Twardowski (1866-1938) is much less well-known than his older contemporaries Edmund Husserl and Alexius Meinong. Yet in terms ...
  • Formalism 

    SIMONS, PETER (Elsevier, 2009)
    Formalism is a philosophical theory of the foundations of mathematics that had a spectacular but brief heyday in the 1920s. After a long preparation in the work of several mathematicians and philosophers, it was brought ...
  • A Short Glossary of Metaphysics 

    SIMONS, PETER (Routledge, 2009)
    NOTE: Many of the words in this glossary have everyday meanings which are different from these. We give only the more specialized philosophical meanings. JOHNSONIAN HEALTH WARNING: like all glossaries and dictionaries, ...
  • Ontic Generation: Getting Everything from the Basics 

    SIMONS, PETER (Ontos, 2009)
    Properly executed, metaphysics consists in part of painstaking ontological detail and in part of grand systematic speculation. The distinction between these two aspects is not new: it is inspired by Wolff?s distinction ...
  • Why there are no states of affairs 

    SIMONS, PETER (Ontos, 2009)
    A state of affairs, such as that John loves Mary or that Gordon Brown is Scottish, is an entity which in some way corresponds to a true sentence, belief or judgement. Its correspondence is indicated by its being standardly ...
  • Whitehead: Process and Cosmology 

    SIMONS, PETER (Routledge, 2009)
    Alfred North Whitehead (1861?1947) occupies a remarkable position in twentieth century philosophy. Though he co-authored the seminal Principia mathematica with his former student Bertrand Russell, and later supervised ...
  • A world of modal states of affairs: an account of the metaphysics of De Re modality 

    Kelly, James (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2009)
  • Idealist philosophy of space : Kant's criticism of Berkeley 

    Storrie, Stefan (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2009)
    In this thesis I have argued that Kant and Berkeley both took our experience of things in space to be real and veridical. Further, and what I take to be the most striking conclusion from this thesis, is that in fact these ...
  • Vectors and Beyond: Geometric Algebra and its Philosophical Significance 

    SIMONS, PETER (2009)
    An account of the history and recent revival of geometric algebra (first invented in the 19th century but later sidelined by vector theory), together with reflections on its importance for the philosophy of mathematics.
  • Supernumeration: Vagueness and Numbers 

    SIMONS, PETER (Oxford University Press, 2010)
    After reviewing the principal and well-known defects of fuzzy logic this paper proposes to use numerical values in conjunction with a supervaluational approach to vagueness. The two principal ideas are degrees of candidature ...
  • Why Categories Matter: Grossmann and Beyond 

    SIMONS, PETER (Ontos, 2010)
    My copy of Reinhardt Grossmann?s The Categorial Structure of the World (CSW) contains the affectionate inscription ?To the Three Musketeers! With best wishes for their future adventures! R.G.? The other two musketeers ...
  • Bochenski and Balance: System and History in Analytic Philosophy 

    SIMONS, PETER (Academia, 2011)
    This paper praises, upholds and justifies the balance found in Bochenski's philosophical writings between a systematic interest in theoretical questions and a purely historical approach to philosophy. The drawbacks of the ...
  • The Day Roosevelt was Assassinated 

    SIMONS, PETER (Open Court, 2011)
  • Thomas Reid on Character and Freedom 

    PEARCE, KENNETH (2012)
  • Plato's Theory of Perception 

    Larsen, Peter D. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2012)
    This dissertation defends the view that in a number of later dialogues (Theaetetus, Philebus, Timaeus, Sophist, as well as, incidentally, the earlier Phaedo) Plato articulates a coherent and systematic account, and thus a ...
  • Four Categories - and More 

    SIMONS, PETER (Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Understanding Omnipotence 

    Pearce, Kenneth (2012)