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The input objection: Bane of coherence theory
A pure coherence theory of empirical justification claims that the justification of empirical beliefs is based solely on internal relations. This claim gives rise to the input objection, which states that pure coherentism ...
THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY AS RESPECT FOR PERSONS
The right to privacy is presented as a right to a state of non-intrusion in the control an individual has over personal information, and the means of access to such information. This account of the right helps to show that ...
This study provides a moral justification of the family as a child-bearing and child-rearing institution by arguing that procreation may entitle parents to their children. It begins by observing that the belief that parents ...
Analyticity and logical truth
The concept of analyticity is not one concept but many. Consequently if a distinction is to be made between statements which are claimed to be analytic and statements which are synthetic, how the distinction is to be made ...
The active contrast between virtue and obligation (Aristotle, Immanuel Kant)
This study aims to restore to virtue, as manifest in action, a central place in ethical theory, by securing for virtuous action conceptual and evaluative independence from virtuous agency, on the one hand, and morally ...
IN DEFENSE OF REASONABLENESS: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF MONOLITHIC THEORIES OF TORT LIABILITY
A number of proposed theories of tort liability are "monolithic" in that they seek to explain tort liability by focusing on a single element or concern of the tort situation. Four different monolithic theories of tort ...
Is someone in coma Dasein?
An ontological investigation into the way of Being for someone in irreversible coma through Martin Heidegger's Dasein-analysis. Ambiguity in the designation 'human being' leads to the conceptual confusion one experiences ...
Alternative scales for extensive measurement: Combining operations and conventionalism
This thesis concerns alternative concatenating operations in extensive measurements and the degree to which concatenating operations are matter of convention. My arguments are directed against Ellis' claim that what prevents ...