Search for dissertations about: "Counterfactuals"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the word Counterfactuals.

  1. 1. Extensions of Deontic Logic : An Investigation into some Multi-Modal Systems

    Author : Daniel Rönnedal; Paul Needham; Lennart Åqvist; Allard Tamminga; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Deontic logic; Modal logic; Dyadic deontic logic; Semantic tableau; Conditional obligation; Commitment; Counterfactuals; Multi-modal logic; Bimodal logic; Temporal logic; T x W logic; Ought-implies-can; The means-end principle; Theoretical Philosophy; teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : Deontic logic is a branch of logic that deals with normative concepts, propositions, arguments and systems. The main purpose of this compilation thesis is to investigate how deontic logic can be extended in a number of ways. We consider several multimodal systems, i.e. READ MORE

  2. 2. On Free Will as Categorical and Conditional Freedom

    Author : Peter Ryman; Erik Carlson; Michael Zimmerman; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Free Will; Existence of Free Will; Moral Responsibility; Autonomy; Can; Could; Ought; Categorical Freedom; Agent Causation; Conditional Freedom; Conditional Analysis; Infinite Regress Argument; Ability and Opportunity; Consequence Argument; Mind Argument; Peter van Inwagen; Harry Frank-furt; David Lewis; Robert Kane; Galen Strawson; Erik Carlson; Keith Lehrer; Krister Segerberg; Counterfactuals; Supplementers; Laws of Nature; Causally Complete; Physicalism; Closure of Physics; Supervenience.; Praktisk filosofi; Practical Philosophy;

    Abstract : This dissertation is about a complex of problems, related to the question: ‘Can we ever act differently from how we in fact act?’In Part I, the meaning of ‘can’ and ‘could’ is discussed. It is argued that when we say that an agent could do something he didn’t do (in a sense of ‘could’ involving control), this means, in what is called ‘Decision-Contexts’, that he was conditionally free to do it, and, in what is called ‘Strong-Autonomy-Contexts’, that he was categorically free to do it. READ MORE

  3. 3. Controlling Weapons of Mass Destruction : An Evaluation of International Security Regime Significance

    Author : Charles F. Parker; Michael Zürn; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political science; Regimes; security; international cooperation; compliance; weapons of mass destruction; arms control; non-proliferation; nuclear weapons; biological weapons; chemical weapons; NPT; BTWC; CWC; CTBT; Statsvetenskap; Political science; Statsvetenskap; statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : This dissertation conducts an in-depth examination of the three weapons of mass destruction control regimes: the nuclear non-proliferation regime, the biological weapons control regime, and the chemical weapons control regime (NBC weapon control regimes). By examining a number of key indicators, this study investigates the specific ways each regime makes or does not make a difference in its respective issue area. READ MORE

  4. 4. Four essays on subsidiary evolution : Exploring the antecedents, contexts and outcomes of mandate loss

    Author : Edward Gillmore; Ulf Andersson; Esbjörn Segelod; Pamela Sharkey Scott; Mälardalens högskola; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; industriell ekonomi och organisation; Industrial Economics and Organisations;

    Abstract : The emergence of enhancement or depletion of subsidiary charters is driven by two different types of organizational units and the environment. (1) The parent is ultimately responsible for the establishment of subsidiaries and will greatly impact its evolution by involvement. (2) Evolution is also largely contingent on the subsidiary’s choice. READ MORE