Search for dissertations about: "Philosophy subjects"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 86 swedish dissertations containing the words Philosophy subjects.

  1. 1. Empathy and emotions : on the notion of empathy as emotional sharing

    Author : Peter Nilsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy; Filosofi; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen; Practical Philosophy; praktisk filosofi; empathy; emotion; sympathy; compassion; Theoretical philosophy; Teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : The topic of this study is a notion of empathy that is common in philosophy and in the behavioral sciences. It is here referred to as ‘the notion of empathy as emotional sharing’, and it is characterized in terms of three ideas. READ MORE

  2. 2. An Inferentialist Interpretation of Classical Logic

    Author : Tor Sandqvist; Krister Segerberg; Neil Tennant; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy; Inferentialism; Excluded Middle; Classical logic; Justification of deduction; Filosofi; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen; teoretisk filosofi; Theoretical Philosophy;

    Abstract : The aim of this work is to provide an account of the meanings of the standard logical operators meeting the following requirements:1) It should meet Dummettian standards of intelligibility; specifically, it should do without any notion of recognition-transcendent truth.2) It should validate Classical logic. READ MORE

  3. 3. Workplace Ethics : Some practical and foundational problems

    Author : Anders J Persson; Sven Ove Hansson; Matti Häyry; Anders Persson; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy; Ethics; contract of employment; ethics; ethical criteria; health and safety standards; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen; Philosophy; Filosofi;

    Abstract : The aim of the present thesis is twofold: first, to analyse some practical ethical problems that stem from the workplace and the working environment and to offer guidelines concerning how such problems can be solved; second, to illuminate how the specific nature of work and the working environment is intimately connected to the relation between the employee and the employing entity, as set forth in an employment contract, and how the form and content of such contracts are, among other things, determined by culturally and socially established ideas. The normative question to be addressed is thus: which of these ideas should be maintained? This can be seen as a second-order, or more fundamental, ethical question whose answer depends on determining which normative principles are right. READ MORE

  4. 4. Changing preferences : A study in preferentialism

    Author : Krister Bykvist; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy; preference utilitarianism; preferences; consequentialism; intrinsic value; time partiality; contingent preferences; population ethics; actualism; Filosofi; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen; Practical Philosophy; praktisk filosofi;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with preferentialism, a family of theories claiming that moral considerationsshould be based entirely on preferences. The emphasis is on preference utilitarianism,according to which preferences determine the values of outcomes and these values determinewhat we should do. READ MORE

  5. 5. Non-linear belief revision : Foundations and applications : by John Cantwell

    Author : John Cantwell; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy; Belief revision; iterated belief revision; non-linear belief revision; epistemic entrenchment; plausibility relations; possibility relations; preferential relations; sources of information; contradictory information; non- prioritised belief revision; AGM; Filosofi; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen; teoretisk filosofi; Theoretical Philosophy;

    Abstract : Three structures for belief revision: plausability relations on states, relations of epistemic entrenchment on propositions and systems of spheres (hypertheories), are generalised to the non-linear (non-connected) case. The further generalisation to the case of sets of such structures is also investigated. READ MORE