Search for dissertations about: "metaphysics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 43 swedish dissertations containing the word metaphysics.

  1. 1. Theory and Reality : Metaphysics as Second Science

    Author : Staffan Angere; [2010]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; necessitation; semantics; categories; Theory; metaphysics;

    Abstract : Theory and Reality is about the connection between true theories and the world. A mathematical framefork for such connections is given, and it is shown how that framework can be used to infer facts about the structure of reality from facts about the structure of true theories, The book starts with an overview of various approaches to metaphysics. READ MORE

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

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

    Author : Johan Brännmark; [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

  3. 3. A metaphysics for theology : a study of some problems in the later philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead and its application to issues in contemporary theology

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Sten M. Philipson; [1982]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Religion Theology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Religionsvetenskap Teologi;

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  4. 4. Falling Freely : Anselm of Canterbury on the Will

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Filosofiska institutionen

    Author : Tomas Ekenberg; Lilli Alanen; Mikko Yrjönsuuri; Calvin Normore; [2005]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy; Anselm of Canterbury; will; choice; action; free will; determinism; metaphysics; ethics; evil; Filosofi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen; teoretisk filosofi; Theoretical Philosophy;

    Abstract : This thesis clarifies the concept of will in Anselm of Canterbury in the context of his overall theologico-philosophical project. The will is central to Anselm's understanding of freedom of choice (libertas arbitrii), which he defines as “the power to keep rightness of will”. READ MORE

  5. 5. Studies in knowledge representation modeling change - the frame problem : pictures and words

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Filosofiska institutionen

    Author : Lars-Erik Janlert; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; analogical; artificial intelligence; digital; exemplification; frame problem; Goodman; knowledge representation; metaphysics; model; pictorial representation; symbol theory;

    Abstract : In two studies, the author attempts to develop a general symbol theoretical approach to knowledge representation.The first study, Modeling change -the frame problem, critically examines the - so far unsuccessful - attempts to solve the notorious frame problem. READ MORE