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  • Kant on the possibility of action from duty but not in accordance with duty 

    Urich, Georg (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2010)
    The central theme of this study is a curious and controversial feature of Kant's account of acting from duty in the Groundwork:, his apparent omission of the possibility of action from duty but not in accordance with duty.
  • Kant's realism. An investigation into the essential interdependence of the formal and material conditions for the possibility of empirical knowledge in Kant's epistemology 

    Weltecke, Manfred Karl (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2009)
    My central claim in this dissertation is that in Kant's epistemology (1) the conditions for the possibility of empirical knowledge (CPEK) comprise not only formal but also material conditions, i.e. CPEK = FCPK and MCPK, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Radical minimalism and the possibility of a context-free semantics 

    Grant, Robert (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2012)
    This thesis explores the nature of the distinction between two types of meaningful content associated with human language: context-free linguistic content and pragmatically enriched communicated content.
  • Relativism about truth : a critique 

    Hamilton, Richard (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2012)
    This thesis examines John MacFarlane's attempt to make sense of relative truth, but concludes by rejecting the coherence of such an attempt, on the grounds that it fails to adequately address a problem that was posed by ...
  • Substantial priority : an essay in fundamental mereology 

    Inman, Ross (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2013)
    Philosophical inquiry concerning the relationship between wholes and their parts (mereology) has occupied center stage in some of the most fruitful periods in the Western philosophical tradition. With the recent resurgence ...
  • The metaphysics of 18th century natural religion 

    Curtin, Thomas John (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2011)
    The main focus of this dissertation concerns the influence that Malebranche's conception of causation, which understands causal power in terms of absolute necessity, had upon the writings of George Berkeley and David Hume, ...
  • The Schreber case : towards a philosophical construction of madness 

    Lees, Lorna (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2009)
    Daniel Paul Schreber, lawyer and judge, is better known as a "psychiatric patient par excellence". Schreber's case is also interesting in terms of the debate as to what constitutes health and what, disease. The three main ...
  • Wittgenstein and scepticism about meaning and rule-following : a Kripkean reading 

    McNally, Thomas (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2011)
    In this thesis, I propose a defence of Saul Kripke's interpretation of Wittgenstein's later discussion of meaning and rule-following. The most striking feature of Kripke's Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language (WRPL) ...