Search for dissertations about: "philosophical approach"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 75 swedish dissertations containing the words philosophical approach.

  1. 1. Autonomous Systems in Society and War Philosophical Inquiries

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Linda Johansson; Sven Ove Hansson; Philip Brey; [2013]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; UAVs; drones; military robots; laws of war; justification for killing; ethics of care; care robots; functional morality; moral responsibility; Moral Turing Test; robot morality; artificial agent; artificial agency; autonomy; norms; disruptive technology; co-evolution; scenarios; autonomous systems; security; decision guidance; technology assessment;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis is to look at some philosophical issues surrounding autonomous systems in society and war. These issues can be divided into three main categories. The first, discussed in papers I and II, concerns ethical issues surrounding the use of autonomous systems – where the focus in this thesis is on military robots. READ MORE

  2. 2. Trusting and Taking Risks a Philosophical Inquiry

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Madeleine Hayenhjelm; Sven Ove Hansson; Johannes Persson; [2007]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; beliefs; comfortable defocusing; disposition; power; public trust; risk; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a philosophical contribution to the theories on trust and on risk communication. The importance of trust in risk communication has been argued for and empirically studied since the 80s. However, there is little agreement on the notion of trust and the precise function of trust. READ MORE

  3. 3. On the Ontology of Love, Sexuality and Power : Towards a Feminist-Realist Depth Approach

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro uiversitet

    Author : Lena Gunnarsson; Liisa Husu; Andrew Sayer; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Roy Bhaskar; critical realism; dialectical critical realism; feminist theory; gender; Anna G. Jónasdóttir; love power; new materialism; ontology; philosophy of metaReality; sexuality; Gender Studies; Genusvetenskap;

    Abstract : The thesis offers a theoretical account of how and why, in contemporary western societies characterized by formal-legal equality and women’s relative economic independence, women continue to be subordinated to men through sexuality and love. By means of an innovative application of Roy Bhaskar’s critical realism, dialectical critical realism and philosophy of metaReality, it investigates and elaborates Anna G. READ MORE

  4. 4. Sociotechnical Knowledge. An Operationalised Approach to Localised Infrastructure Planning and Sustainable Urban Development

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro uiversitet

    Author : Jaan-Henrik Kain; [2003]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; process; critical realism; sociotechnical; strategic choice approach; sustainable development; practice; action; social construction; decision-making; capital; implementation; infrastructure; urban; actor network theory; local; systems theory; design; partnerships; planning;

    Abstract : In processes of urban infrastructural reconfiguration, there is a counterproductive tension between tendencies of de-monopolisation and market liberalisation, on the one hand, and ambitions for sustainable urban development, drawing on Keynesian reformism and ecological modernisation, on the other. In this thesis, the aim is to overcome this tension and to facilitate a concrete operationalisation of the notion &'sustainable urban development' within concrete and localised processes of planning, design, decision-making and implementation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Enthymemes in Dialogue: A micro-rhetorical approach

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro uiversitet

    Author : Ellen Breitholtz; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2014]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Topos; Enthymeme; TTR; Dialogue modelling; Non-monotonic reasoning; Accommodation; Micro-rhetoric; Gameboard semantics;

    Abstract : In dialogue we frequently present arguments which are based on commonly accepted non-logical inferences. In rhetorical theory, this type of argument is called an enthymeme, and a pattern of reasoning that it is based on is called a topos. The main purpose of this thesis is to investigate the role that enthymemes play in natural language dialogue. READ MORE