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Showing result 1 - 5 of 536 swedish dissertations containing the word argument.

  1. 1. The Consequence Argument : An Essay on an Argument for the Incompatibility of Free Will and Determinism

    Author : Maria Svedberg; Jens Johansson; Erik Carlson; Helen Beebee; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; consequence argument; free will; determinism; compatibilism; incompatibilism; Peter van Inwagen; ability; laws of nature; Practical Philosophy; praktisk filosofi;

    Abstract : This book is a contribution to the debate on free will and determinism. More specifically, it is an examination of Peter van Inwagen’s highly influential “Consequence Argument” for incompatibilism, i.e., the thesis that free will is incompatible with determinism. READ MORE

  2. 2. Meaning and argument : a theory of meaning centred on immediate argumental role

    Author : Cesare Cozzo; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES;

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  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Good Parents, Better Babies : An Argument about Reproductive Technologies, Enhancement and Ethics

    Author : Erik Malmqvist; Fredrik Svenaeus; Stellan Welin; Eric Juengst; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Aristotelian practical philosophy; bioethics; hermeneutical ethics; human enhancement; instrumentalisation; moral intuitions; non-consequentialism; parenting; philosophy of medicine; practical wisdom; reproductive technologies; Aristotelisk praktisk filosofi; bioetik; förbättringar; föräldraskap; hermeneutisk etik; icke-konsekventialism; instrumentalisering; medicinens filosofi; moraliska intuitioner; praktisk vishet; provrörsbefruktning; Ethics; Etik;

    Abstract : This study is a contribution to the bioethical debate about new and possibly emerging reproductive technologies. Its point of departure is the intuition, which many people seem to share, that using such technologies to select non-disease traits – like sex and emotional stability - in yet unborn children is morally problematic, at least more so than using the technologies to avoid giving birth to children with severe genetic diseases, or attempting to shape the non-disease traits of already existing children by environmental means, like education. READ MORE

  5. 5. Moral Reality. A Defence of Moral Realism

    Author : Caj Strandberg; Praktisk filosofi; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; epistemology; ideology; Praktisk filosofi; ideologi; kunskapsteori; metafysik; estetik; Morallära; Systematic philosophy; Moral science; Gilbert Harman.; Simon Blackburn; Michael Smith; J. L. Mackie; G. E. Moore; David Brink; Nicholas Sturgeon; moral explanation; argument from queerness; metaphysics; supervenience; fetishist argument; externalism; internalism; moral motivation; moral properties; open question argument; moral reason; moral disagreement; naturalism; reductionism; error-theory; Cornell realism; moral realism; non-cognitivism; meta-ethics; ethics; aesthetics;

    Abstract : The main aim of this thesis is to defend moral realism. In chapter 1, I argue that moral realism is best understood as the view that (1) moral sentences have truth-value (cognitivism), (2) there are moral properties that make some moral sentences true (success-theory), and (3) moral properties are not reducible to non-moral properties (non-reductionism). READ MORE