Search for dissertations about: "Practical Philosophy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 125 swedish dissertations containing the words Practical Philosophy.

  1. 1. Practical Perspective Compatibilism

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Sofia Jeppsson; Stockholms universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Free will; moral responsibility; moral agency; compatibilism; incompatibilism; determinism; the practical perspective; practical freedom; Fri vilja; moraliskt ansvar; moraliskt agentskap; kompatibilism; inkompatibilism; determinism; det praktiska perspektivet; praktisk frihet; Practical Philosophy; praktisk filosofi;

    Abstract : In this dissertation, I argue for what I call “practical perspective compatibilism”. According to this thesis, an agent with practical freedom is sufficiently free to be a moral agent and morally responsible for his or her actions.The concept of practical freedom is originally found in the writings of Kant. READ MORE

  2. 2. Power and Social Ontology

    University dissertation from Bokbox förlag

    Author : Åsa Burman; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Filosofi; Philosophy; John Searle; Social structures; Institutional facts; Moral facts; Opaque kinds of social facts; Social power; Philosophy of special sciences; Collective intentionality; Särskilda vetenskapers filosofi;

    Abstract : This work presents an account of social power based on recent advances in social ontology. It is argued that a conceptual analysis of social power can be informed by developments in social ontology, but also that this field can be enriched, and in fact requires, an analysis of this central social concept. READ MORE

  3. 3. Morality and the Pursuit of Happiness : A Study in Kantian Ethics

    University dissertation from Johan Brännmark, Department of Philosophy, Lund University

    Author : Johan Brännmark; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2002]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Systematic philosophy; Henry Sidgwick; G. E. Moore; wide reflective equilibrium; metaphysics of the person; Ethics; value; moral realism; social constructivism; philosophy of action; theories of motivation; the dualism of practical reason; the highest good; happiness; virtue; the categorical imperative; maxims; moral principles; Immanuel Kant; moral judgment; aesthetics; metaphysics; epistemology; ideology; Praktisk filosofi; estetik; metafysik; kunskapsteori; ideologi;

    Abstract : This work seeks to develop a Kantian ethical theory in terms of a general ontology of values and norms together with a metaphysics of the person that makes sense of this ontology. It takes as its starting point Kant’s assertion that a good will is the only thing that has an unconditioned value and his accompanying view that the highest good consists in virtue and happiness in proportion to virtue. READ MORE

  4. 4. Voluntary Coercion. Collective Action and the Social Contract

    University dissertation from Practical Philosophy

    Author : Magnus Jiborn; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; convention.; evolutionary stability; equilibrium; Assurance game; Prisoner s Dilemma; evolutionary game theory; game theory; collective action; Social contract; Systematic philosophy; ethics; aesthetics; metaphysics; epistemology; ideology; Praktisk filosofi; estetik; metafysik; kunskapsteori; ideologi;

    Abstract : This work provides a game theoretical analysis of the classical idea of a social contract. According to what we might call the Hobbesian justification of the state, coercion is necessary in order to provide people with basic security and to enable them to successfully engage in mutually beneficial cooperation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Belief & Desire: the Standard Model of Intentional Action — Critique and Defence

    University dissertation from Björn Petersson, Dep. of Philosophy, Kungshuset, Lundagård, SE-222 22 Lund

    Author : Björn Petersson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2000]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; ethics; Systematic philosophy; Michael Smith; David Hume; Donald Davidson; akrasia; 2nd order desires; reasons; understandings; intention; propositional content; tendency; desire; disposition; belief-desire model; motivation; aesthetics; metaphysics; epistemology; ideology; Praktisk filosofi; estetik; metafysik; kunskapsteori; ideologi;

    Abstract : The scheme of concepts we employ in daily life to explain intentional behaviour form a belief-desire model (BD model), in which motivating states are sorted into two suitably broad categories. The BD model embeds a philosophy of action, i.e. READ MORE