• Consciousness: How its Subjectivity is Compatible with Physicalism 

      Sadeghnia, Mastoureh (2016-03-30)
      Though our everyday life is made up of contacts with the world through conscious experiences, our understanding of this basic fact is limited. Consciousness and the “hard problem” have been one of the most controversial ...
    • Lewis on the Construction of Worlds: the Metaphysical, Epistemic and Practical Costs of Modal Realism 

      Miller, Curtis
      This thesis considers the metaphysics and logic of modalities. In the first section, I give a background to modal realism and present Lewis’ motivations for proposing such a view. In the second section, I explain what it ...
    • Mathematics, Meaning, and Commitment 

      Smith, Mark Charles Reginald (2009-05-05)
      This thesis offers a defence of realism in mathematics, principally through an a priori re-construal of the indispensability argument as revelatory of the commitments of mathematical thought. Following the articulation and ...
    • Phenomenal consciousness in Chalmers 

      Sadeghnia, Mastoureh (2007-10-11)
      This essay is on ‘Phenomenal Consciousness’. By introducing the ‘hard problem’ of phenomenal consciousness, I will focus on Chalmers’ efforts on developing a theory of consciousness, which he believes is a project toward ...