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  • 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)
  • Anscombe's philosophy of action and its origins 

    Meagher, Terence (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2006)
    G. E. M. Anscombe's work is seminal to action theory. Her major work in this area, Intention, first published in 1957, has been very influential in shaping the modern debate on issues such as the nature of action, the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Freud's psychoanalysis of religion 

    Garvey, Brian P. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2000)
    Freud was part of a long tradition of non-believers who offered a story about how religions originated. Notable works in this tradition include Hume's The Natural History of Religion and Feuerbach's The Essence of Christianity. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Language, displacement and censorship : a philosophical analysis of Sigmund Freud's common-sense method of dream-interpretation 

    McLoughlin, Joseph Henry (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2002)
    This thesis is a contribution to the tradition in philosophy of psychoanalysis in analytic philosophy of viewing Sigmund Freud's method of interpretation as an extension of common-sense psychology. The thesis addresses the ...
  • On the disunity of the sciences and Ceteris Paribus laws 

    Tobin, Emma (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2006)
    This thesis examines the claim that the sciences are disunified. Chapter 1 outlines and introduces different accounts of the stratification of the sciences in the literature, in particular, Unificationism, Disunificationism, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Quine between Russell's extreme realism and Carnap's extreme relativism : a coherent alternative? 

    Forde, Alan (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2006)
    In the philosophical literature of the past century few if any philosophers present a greater wealth of ideas or pose more important problems than W. V. Quine. In spite of the diversity of his contributions to philosophy, ...
  • 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 ...
  • The philosophical dialogues and dramas of Ernest Renan 

    Lillie, Elizabeth M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 1973)
  • The role of Kinêsis and Statis in Plato's Sophist : an inquiry into the two forgotten Megista Genê of the Sophist 

    Sabrier, Pauline (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2017)
    This dissertation addresses the general question of the relation between the problem of being and the theory of the five great kinds (megista genê) in Plato’s dialogue the Sophist. In contemporary scholarship, the two ...
  • Weakness of will and practical reason 

    Halley, Karina M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Philosophy Department, 2004)
    This thesis argues that a correct understanding of weakness of will (that is, freely failing to act as one thinks one has most reason to act) is crucial to a correct understanding of practical reason. Central to a theory ...
  • 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 ...